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Improve the Health of Your Smile with the Right Hygiene Products

Posted July 28, 2015.

Participating in a daily oral hygiene routine is very important if you want to maintain and improve your oral health, but did you know that you need the right dental tools in order to do so? Well, it’s true, and we are happy to help you find the best cleaning instruments for your smile! First, we strongly recommend meeting with your dentist and discussing the best toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss for your oral health. Second, we recommend using dental products with the following characteristics:

Toothbrush: A soft-bristled toothbrush is the best choice for your smile. Many think that a hard-bristled brush is more successful and efficient, but that is not the case. A soft-bristled brush is more effective and efficient when cleaning and removing plaque from your teeth, which essentially reduces the risks associated with periodontal disease. If you cannot decide between a manual or electric toothbrush, your preference is all that matters. As long as your teeth get thoroughly cleaned and your gums stay healthy and strong, you are on the right track.

Toothpaste: While you brush, use fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. This is important because the fluoride will nourish and strengthen your teeth while you are cleaning your smile in a safe and effective way.

Mouthwash: To conclude your cleaning, rinse your mouth with bacteria-killing or fluoride mouthwash. Simply put the rinse into your mouth, swish it around for 30-40 seconds, and spit it out into the sink when the time is up. Please remember to keep alcohol-based mouth rinse out of the hands of children 6 years old or younger. This is important because it is extremely unhealthy if your child swallows the wash.

For more tips on achieving a healthy and beautiful smile with the right tools, call our office today and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve the results you desire!