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Do you want to go the extra mile for your smile? If so, then our Advanced Dental dental team has some tips for you! In addition to brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting your dentist every six months, we recommend doing the following things on a regular basis so you can keep your smile in tip-top shape, especially during the holiday season:

-Brush up at the office: Once you are done eating your tasty lunch at work, you should brush your teeth. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. To make this easier for you, just keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your office desk. Brushing will help keep your teeth in tip-top shape and will also help you avoid embarrassing moments that involve having food stuck in your smile.

-Wear a mouthguard: As you participate in high-contact sports and activities, it’s important to wear a mouthguard. Wearing a mouthguard will protect your smile when hard, forceful objects hit it. You don’t want to injure or knock out a tooth, do you? So, please wear a mouthguard while you are active.

-Use a tongue scraper: A tongue scraper can complete the smile-cleaning job by washing away the bacteria on the surface of your tongue and it can freshen your breath. So, feel free to scrape your tongue after you’ve brushed and flossed your teeth.

-Rinse your mouth: Many people forget to include rinsing with mouthwash in their oral hygiene routine. If you could be considered as one of these people, then we recommend changing your ways if you want to go the extra mile. Rinsing your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash will kill the bacteria in your mouth, strengthen your tooth enamel, and freshen your breath.

If you do these things, you’ll be on the right track toward a strong and successful oral health and a top-notch and pristine smile this holiday season! For more information and details about smile care and oral hygiene in Mankato, Minnesota, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Kevin Torbenson, & Drew Neumann and our dental team at 507-345-1284. We are here to help you in any way we can!