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Do you want a strong and healthy smile? If so, you need to keep up on oral hygiene (which means you should brush twice a day and floss daily). If you want an even stronger and healthier smile, you can do things to go above and beyond in your oral hygiene routine. Our dentist, Dr. Rita D. Wright, is happy to tell you all about the things you can do, which are:

-Rinse with mouthwash daily: Rinsing with mouthwash can help you avoid dental problems (like cavities, gum disease, and enamel erosion), especially if you use fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. It can do so because it kills bacteria in the mouth and strengthens the tooth enamel.

-Brush your teeth after lunch: Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste with you when you go to work or school. This makes it possible to brush your teeth after you eat. Brushing a third time can help you have a top-notch oral health and a healthier smile.

-Use a tongue scraper: A tongue scraper can clean the bacteria from your tongue regularly. This can help you eliminate plaque-causing bacteria as well as bacteria that cause odorous breath.

Call Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge today at 703-878-7883 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Woodbridge, Virginia. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!