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The efficacy of your oral hygiene routine relies on several components, including how often you brush and floss, the quality of your dental products, and regular dental checkups with your dentist. Our dentist and team are happy to help you enhance your daily oral care routine with dental habit-improving tips.

Part of caring for your smile involves choosing quality oral hygiene products, especially those that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance for efficacy and safety.

You should also remove food particles and plaque twice a day by brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. This can also improve the quality of your tooth enamel to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Another vital step is flossing your gum line and between each tooth. You may find that a wax-coated floss makes it easier to navigate tight spaces in your smile without forcing the floss into your gums and harming the soft tissue.

You can further remove bacteria by rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash that also freshens your breath, though please do not substitute mouthwash for flossing.

Routine dental checkups every six months enables our dental team to remove tartar and identify any early signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or tooth decay before your smile suffers serious harm.

If you feel you would benefit from speaking with our dentist about your your oral hygiene routine in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, give Molinare Dental Group a call at 973-993-1979 today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Jon Molinare.