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Taking care of your mouth is easy! Here are 5 things to remember as you take care of your smile.

Mouthwash: Mouthwash may be a good addition to some people’s oral hygiene routines. Therapeutic mouthwash, available over-the-counter, helps by killing bacteria and washing away food particles and other debris in the mouth. Read the warning labels, and do not give to children under 6.

Brush: You’ve heard it before, and we’ll say it again: brush your teeth twice a day, for 2 minutes each time. This will save you lots of problems in the future. If you don’t have a consistent brushing habit, it’s not too late to start! Grab a soft-bristled toothbrush and a timer, and get started today!

Floss: Don’t forget to floss your teeth. Do this once a day, for 2-3 minutes each time. If conventional flossing is difficult for you, talk to Dr. Scott R. Adishian about alternative interdental cleaners.

Drink Water: Drinking lots of water is vital to your overall health, but it also helps your oral health! Water washes away food particles and debris, as well as keep your mouth moist. Water keeps the the sugars from food particles away from teeth, starving the bacteria that cause cavities.

Visit Your Dentist: Visit your dentist regularly. This will ensure that any problems get caught early. It will also keep your teeth as clean as they can be through professional cleanings. If you are in the Pasadena, California area, be sure to call Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc. to schedule your appointment!