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If you want a strong and successful smile, then you need to keep your teeth and gums in top-notch condition. In addition to brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing daily, and visiting your dentist, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi, regularly, there are little things you can do to boost your oral hygiene and oral health.

The first thing you can do is keep a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste with you. This is easier than you might think. All you need to do is place a cap over your toothbrush and keep it, along with your paste, in your purse, backpack, locker, or desk. When you can, use them to clean your smile. If you clean your teeth and gums throughout the day, it can boost your oral health and help you avoid dental issues.

The second thing you can do is chew sugar-free gum. This might seem like a simple task, but it can extremely help your smile. Chewing gum can help you salivate, which moistens your mouth and washes away harmful bacteria and other substances. So, chew gum after each meal and snack. However, make sure it’s sugar-free so it doesn’t promote cavities.

The third thing you can do is drink water frequently. Drinking water throughout the day can also rinse the mouth of harmful substances. It can also help you prevent dry mouth, which is a dental problem that helps cavities form. So, do you best to sip on water throughout the day, whether that’s by taking frequent trips to the drinking fountain or by carrying a water bottle with you.

Do you have any questions about how to maintain a top-notch oral health in Mill Valley, California? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Southern Marin Dental at 415-578-5879 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team wants you to have the best smile and oral health possible, so we look forward to helping you!