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Do you brush and floss regularly as part of your oral hygiene routine? If so, good for you. You’re on your way toward the healthy teeth and gums you need. Did you know there are additional things you can do to improve the effectiveness of your routine? Well, it’s true, and our dentist, Dr. Clifford Morton, is more than happy to tell you all about them.

The first thing you should add to your routine is rinsing. This is a beneficial technique that many people forget. If you rinse daily, your smile will be further cleaned, you can reduce your chances of having dental issues, and you can freshen your breath. So, please rinse after you brush and floss.

The second thing you should add to your routine is using a tongue scraper. Using a tongue scraper can help you remove the thin film as well as the bacteria that lie on the surface of the tongue. This can help you boost the health of the mouth, freshen your breath, and even improve the sensation of your taste buds.

The third thing you should add to your routine is cleaning your toothbrush. It’s best to clean your smile with a clean oral hygiene tool. So, when you’re done brushing, please rinse the bristles with warm water. Then, position the brush upright in an area where it can air dry. When the bristles are dry, you can place a toothbrush cover over them if you desire.

To learn more about oral hygiene in Marietta, Georgia, or to ask our dental team at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry some questions, please call 770-973-0141 today. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you need. We look forward to helping you!