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If you desire a top-notch oral health and smile, then there are things you can do to reach your goals, like keep up on oral hygiene, attend your six-month checkups, and have a smile-friendly diet. In addition to these things, there are quick oral hygiene tricks you can use to take even better care of your teeth and gums. Our dentist, Dr. Ryan Wilson, is happy to tell you all about them.

-Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste (travel sized) in your locker, desk drawer, or gym bag so you can brush your teeth after each meal and snack. This can help you eliminate bacteria in your mouth and avoid having an embarrassing food-filled smile.

-Chew sugar-free gum after you eat to clean the mouth and prevent cavities. This does the job because chewing gum produces saliva, and saliva washes away bacteria.

-Drink water throughout the day. This can also wash your mouth because the water eliminates some of the bacteria and even food particles that linger around the teeth and gums. This can help you have a cleaner and healthier smile as well as help you avoid bad breath.

Call Canyon Dental Care today at (505) 278.7007 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Farmington, New Mexico. Our dental team is more than happy to help you. The more you know, the better!