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Do you have an oral hygiene routine that consists of brushing and flossing? If so, good for you! You’re on your way toward maintaining healthy teeth and gums. If you want a top-notch oral health and smile, then there are a few things you can add to your oral hygiene routine. Our dentist, Dr. Scott McQuiston, is happy to tell you all about them!

First, add rinsing to your routine. This technique is simple and easy. Just pour a small amount of ADA-approved mouthwash into your mouth and swish it for the time recommended on the bottle. This will help you complete the smile-cleaning job, prevent dental issues, and even freshen your breath.

Second, add using a tongue scraper to your routine. A tongue scraper is a beneficial tool that can remove bacteria and mucus from the surface of your tongue. With the help of this tool, you can improve the health of your mouth and even improve the sensation of your taste buds.

Third, add cleaning your toothbrush to your routine. You want to clean your smile with a clean toothbrush, right? Right. So, you should rinse your toothbrush bristles under warm water after each time you brush. Then, place the brush upright in an area where it can air dry.

Do you have any questions about oral hygiene in Alexandria, Virginia? If so, please contact our dental team at McQuiston Dental at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 703-354-0111 and we will be thrilled to help you!