While brushing and flossing are standard practices for optimal oral health, it’s important we look beyond the teeth and gums, and instead look at the entire mouth as a whole. Understanding the role of mouth bacteria, alkalinity, and mineralization is also very important to ensure a healthy mouth well into the later years of life.

In this infographic by Hawkins Family Dental based in Gainesville, Georgia, we explore 7 different oral hygiene hacks that promote a healthier smile. Things like the food we eat, using a tongue scraper, and teeth grinding are crucial considerations that often go overlooked. Explore these various oral hygiene hacks and try implementing one or two of them into your morning or evening routine.