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What does your oral hygiene routine consist of? If it involves brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, good for you! You’re on the right track. However, there are other things you can do in addition to brushing and flossing to make your routine more effective. These little things are often forgotten. Our dentist, Dr. Peyman Kafri, DMD, is more than happy to tell you all about them!

Rinsing is the first thing you should add to your routine. All you need to do is pour a small amount of ADA-approved mouthwash into your mouth and swish it for the time recommended on the bottle, which is typically 30 second to 1 minute. This will help you further clean the teeth and gums, wash bacteria away, and even freshen your breath.

Using a tongue scraper is the second thing you should add to your routine. Using a tongue scraper can help you remove mucus as well as bacteria from the tongue. This can help you boost the health of the mouth, improve the taste and smell of your breath, and even improve the sensation of your taste buds.

Cleaning your toothbrush is the third thing you should add to your routine. All you need to do is thoroughly rinse the bristles under warm water after you’re done brushing. Then, position the brush upright in a place where it can dry.

Call AV Dental Wellness Group today at (661) 942-1179 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about the little things you should add to your routine. Our dental team is here to assist you in any way we can, and we look forward to teaching you more about oral hygiene in Lancaster, CA!