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If you strive to have a healthy smile by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, good for you. You’re on the right track! Little did you know, there are other things you can do to ensure an even healthier smile. To elaborate, our dentist, Dr. Gabe Brizze, is happy to tell you all about those things. In addition to brushing and flossing, you can also try:

No. 1: Using mouthwash. All you need to do is rinse your mouth with mouthwash once a day after you have brushed and flossed. This can help you complete the smile-cleaning job, kill bacteria, strengthen your chompers, and even freshen your breath. Just make sure to use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

No. 2: Consuming calcium. Calcium is essential for the bones as well as the teeth. It keeps the chompers healthy and strong. So, make sure to consume calcium on a regular basis by drinking milk, eating yogurt, eating cheese, and having other dairy products.

No. 3: Cleaning your tongue. Whether you clean your tongue with your toothbrush or tongue scraper, it can help you remove the bacteria from the surface of the tongue, improve the health of your mouth, and even freshen your breath.

To learn more about how to have strong and healthy teeth and gums in St. Anthony, Idaho, please contact Toenjes, Brizzee and Orme at 208-624-3757 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be excited to give you the information and details you need to have a strong and healthy smile in St. Anthony, Idaho.