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Are you doing enough to provide your smile the oral health care it needs? If your oral health care is not progressing smoothly, it could be linked to issues and hindrances you have with the care that you’re providing. Although it is important to receive professional help as well, your daily cleanings and chores will need to be fine-tuned and honed to ensure your teeth and gums can continue to function effectively for several years to come.

To ensure your smile can continue to function as needed, an effective oral hygiene routine that includes extensive planning and the proper use of tools and treatments is required. Several techniques to use for brushing and flossing your teeth including assessing which products to use and keeping them safe from contamination. Proper care can drastically improve your oral health if it is being done improperly or lead to a downturn in your overall health if it is not.

Ideally, you’ll need to brush and floss every single day and use additional cleaning tools such as mouthwash sporadically as well. Don’t forget to assess areas of your personal life and bad habits that you may have that could lead to a downturn in your oral health and eliminate them as necessary. This can include using unhealthy substances or unsafe products in your diet.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your possible oral health care treatments with McQuiston Dental, please call us at 703-354-0111, to stop by our office in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Scott McQuiston and our team want to make your smile the best it’s ever been!