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Smile care is important for strong and healthy teeth and gums, which is why keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Steven Thompson, is strongly recommended. In addition to these tasks, there are other things you can do to boost your oral hygiene and your oral health.

First, keep a small toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse, backpack, desk, or locker. Having these things handy can help you clean your smile throughout the day. Not only can this improve your oral health, but it can also help you avoid having food stuck in your smile and odorous breath.

Second, chew sugar-free gum. This might seem like a simple task, but it can help your teeth and gums. Chewing gum can help you salivate, which moistens your mouth and washes away harmful bacteria. So, chew gum after each meal and snack. However, make sure it’s sugar-free so it doesn’t encourage cavity growth.

Third, drink water frequently. Drinking water can also shower your mouth and help you evade tooth decay and other dental issues. So, make sure you keep a full water bottle with you and sip on it during the day or visit the drinking fountain frequently.

Call Thompson Dental Care today at 585-638-5435 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a top-notch oral health in Holley, New York. Our dental team will be happy to give you the information you need because we believe you deserve the best smile possible!