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You need a strong and healthy smile in order to have a strong and healthy oral health. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene regularly. Little did you know, you can achieve an even stronger smile if you add a few little things to your oral hygiene and daily routines. Our dentist, Dr. Donald Brown III, is happy to help you achieve that stronger smile by giving you the tips you need. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should:

-Rinse your mouth: Mouthwash is a handy oral hygiene tool that can help you clean your teeth and gums, strengthen your chompers, and even freshen your breath. It can help you prevent cavities and gum disease because it strengthens the tooth enamel and kills bacteria. However, this is only the case if you use non-cosmetic mouthwash that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

-Consume more calcium: Calcium is essential for the bones and the chompers. It keeps the teeth healthy and strong. So, make sure to eat and drink calcium on a regular basis. You can do so by drinking milk and eating yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products.

-Clean your tongue: If you clean the surface of your tongue daily (you can brush it with your toothbrush or use a tongue scraper), you will remove the bacteria that reside there and threaten the smile. It can even help you prevent bad breath and improve the function of your taste buds!

Call Knollwood Dental Group today at 251-666-3982 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a strong smile in Mobile, Alabama. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!