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If you think you can do more for your smile than brush it twice and floss it once a day, we encourage you to do so! Our Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA team recommends that you also care for your smile at work. If you care for your smile at work, your chompers will remain healthy and strong and you will have a higher chance of preventing tooth decay and gum disease. So, if you decide to clean your smile in the office, we have some tips for you!

· Keep a toothbrush at your desk at all times. Make sure it’s a soft-bristled toothbrush and you also have fluoride toothpaste. We also encourage you to keep floss in your desk so you can frequently clean the hard-to-reach areas of your smile that your brush could not clean.

· Make a goal for yourself to clean your teeth right after lunch. If you make this a priority, you won’t need to worry about having food stuck in your smile or having bad breath.

· After you brush, dry your toothbrush and put it in a sanitary travel container. You need to keep your toothbrush as clean as possible.

· Make sure you replace your toothbrush more often than you replace your home toothbrush. The office is known to have more germs and bacteria than your home, so it’s best to replace the brush frequently.

These four tips will help you have a pristine smile and they will also help you take proper care of your oral hygiene tools. If you would like to know more, please remember that you can always call 941-926-4888 and talk to our friendly dental team during office hours. We are here to help you in any way we can!