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Do you wish to have strong and healthy gums? If so, our Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team is more than happy to help you make that wish come true! For top-notch gums, please do the following things on a regular basis:

-Brush: Brush your teeth every morning and every night for two minutes each time. As you brush, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush because if you use a hard-bristled toothbrush, your gums can become irritated and they can start to pull away from your teeth. Brushing will help you clean the plaque and harmful substances from your smile that irritate and bother your gums.

-Floss: Floss your teeth at least once a day with a flossing product of your choice. As you floss, be gentle along the gumline. If you are rough, there is a chance you can harm your gums. Flossing can help you remove the plaque and harmful particles that live between your teeth, which will keep your gums in tip-top shape.

-Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. Rinsing will help finish the cleaning job and kill the plaque and bacteria that create early gum disease. As you rinse, make sure you swish for 30 to 60 seconds and you follow the instructions on the bottle.

-Visit the dentist: Visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup. These appointments are vital because they include the only treatment that can completely eliminate the plaque from your teeth and save your gums from gum disease.

If you do these things, you will be on the right track toward strong, healthy, and beautiful gums in Sterling, Virginia. For more details and information, please call our office at 703-433-2155. Dr. Alfred Haeberer and our dental team are more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!