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If you want a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to have a top-notch oral hygiene routine. Fortunately, there are little things you can do to have a better cleaning technique for your smile. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Rattner, knows all about those oral hygiene tricks, and he is happy to tell you all about them.

-Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste as you brush. It’s also best if these products have been approved by the American Dental Association. That way you know they are safe and effective for your smile.

-Try not to rinse your mouth with water after you have brushed your teeth. Rinsing washes the fluoride toothpaste away, which can limit the time the fluoride has to seep into the enamel and strengthen it. So, try to keep the fluoride on your teeth as long as possible.

-Be gentle along your gumline as you floss. It’s easy to damage the oral tissues if you force the floss into place. To help you care for your gums as you floss, it’s recommended to use a tool that is easy to maneuver.

-Add rinsing to your oral hygiene routine. After you brush and floss your teeth, rinse your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. This can help you complete the smile-cleaning job and even strengthen your tooth enamel, which can help you prevent dental issues.

Do you have questions about oral hygiene in College Park, Maryland? If so, please contact Steven Rattner DDS at 301-474-8277 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to give you the answers, tips, and help you need so you can have the strong and healthy smile you deserve!