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If you are looking for ways to show your smile some additional care, you can take steps such as scheduling a professional dental cleaning with our team or adding an antibacterial mouthwash to your oral care routine. Your smile will appreciate all the care it receives. Methods such as rinsing with mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum are simple acts that can provide a variety of benefits for your smile.

Mouthwash helps you treat and prevent bad breath (halitosis) and tooth decay, and can be used as an accessory in preventing plaque buildup and reducing your risk of cavities. Rinsing with mouthwash can also help you keep gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, at bay.

Furthermore, studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for about twenty minutes following a meal or snack can wash away the food particles and bacteria, reducing your risk of cavities. Chewing gum also boosts your production of saliva, which contains neutralizing properties against harmful acids produced by bacteria, which can otherwise erode the tooth enamel. You may find gum chewing to also help with heartburn and acid reflux in your throat.

To learn more tactics on how to care for your smile in Haymarket, Virginia, schedule a consultation with our friendly dentist and team. Call 703-754-0727 today to request an appointment with Dr. David Mortvedt!