The Key to a Great Smile with Mouthwash

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In order to ensure your smile received the necessary oral health care treatments, it is a good idea to implement alternative cleaning tools including mouthwash. Although mouthwash should never be used as a replacement for brushing or flossing, it can be highly effective for improving your overall health care by... Read more »

Three Additions to Brushing

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Brushing your teeth is vital to sustained oral health, but it is not the only tool available for use. Here are some additional steps to consider as you take care of your mouth this holiday season. Floss: Flossing is brushing’s lifelong companion. It doesn't matter if you brush before or... Read more »

Get Older, Get a Healthier Smile

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Modern advances in dentistry are making it more possible for adults to keep their natural teeth for their entire life. However, aging can also increase your susceptibility to oral conditions, which can include such things as dry mouth, oral cancer, gum disease, and oral thrush. As you get older, there... Read more »

Keeping Your Toothbrush in Tip-Top Shape

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That toothbrush hanging in your bathroom is an important tool in the fight against tooth decay, plaque and gum disease. Properly brushing at least twice a day, and thirty minutes after meals when possible, is a big part of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. But choosing the right toothbrush... Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth White

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Everyone loves a healthy, white smile. Aging, tobacco use, the foods you eat, and your oral health care habits can darken your teeth over time. There are plenty of options on the market for whitening teeth. There are toothpastes and mouthwashes that tout the ability to brighten your smile, and... Read more »

Taking Care of the Aligners Straightening Your Smile

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If you are wearing clear aligners to straighten your smile, you are not alone. Many of our patients in Oak Harbor, Washington have successfully used the Invisalign® clear aligner system to align their healthy smiles. Dr. Michael Lemme is pleased to offer this alignment system for our patients who straighter... Read more »