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Tips for Keeping a Fresh Smile

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
Mouthwash on a counterWhen your days are packed with errands, appointments, and activities, maintaining a fresh smile can easily fall by the wayside. However, with a few simple tips, you can keep your pearly whites shining bright even when you're short on time.

1. Brush and Floss Strategically:

Carry a portable toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag. Brush after every meal or snack, even for a few quick minutes. Floss at least once a day, using pre-threaded flossers for convenience.

2. Rinse with Water:

If you don't have time to brush, rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking. This helps remove food particles and bacteria that can lead to bad breath and cavities.

3. Utilize Mouthwash:

Keep a travel-size bottle of antiseptic mouthwash in your car or purse. Use it a few times throughout the day to freshen breath and reduce plaque buildup.

4. Snack Smart:

Choose healthy snacks like cheese, nuts, or apples that help maintain oral health. Avoid sugary drinks and sticky snacks that can damage your teeth.

5. Chew Sugar-Free Gum:

Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates saliva production, which helps neutralize acids in the mouth and prevent decay.

6. Visit Your Dentist Regularly:

Even with good habits, it's essential to visit your dentist for professional cleanings and checkups. They can remove plaque and tartar buildup that can't be removed with brushing alone.

7. Protect Your Smile:

Wear a mouthguard during sports activities to protect your teeth from injury. Use a straw to drink acidic or sugary beverages to minimize contact with your teeth.

8. Stay Hydrated:

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth hydrated and prevent dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath and tooth decay.

By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can keep your smile fresh and healthy even when you're juggling a busy schedule. Remember, a healthy smile is a reflection of overall well-being, and it's worth the extra effort to maintain it.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman

(336) 444-2772

134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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