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Instead of only brushing and cleaning your smile once a day, why don’t you do so three times a day by scrubbing your smile at the office? Cleaning your teeth at the office will help you have a stronger and healthier smile and it will also help you further prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re interested in caring for your smile this way, our Cindy Walker, DMD, PA team is happy to give you the following tips:

· Keep a soft-bristled toothbrush in your desk. If you do so, the likelihood of you brushing will increase by 65 percent, according to an AGD/Oral-B study. We also encourage you to keep floss in your desk as well. In fact, keep flossing tools handy so you can floss and work at the same time.

· Do your best to brush your teeth immediately after lunch—before you answer emails and before you start working. If you make this task a priority, your teeth will remain healthy and you won’t need to worry about having food stuck in your smile.

· Make sure you dry your toothbrush after each use and keep it in a sanitary travel container. This will keep the brush in tip-top shape.

· Replace your toothbrush more often than your brush at home because there tends to be more bacteria and germs at the office.

If you do these four things, your chompers will remain in top-notch condition and you will have a pristine smile for the work day. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, we encourage you to call (919) 773-0004 and talk to Dr. or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you!