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Your oral health is important to Dr. Joseph Goodman and our dental team. This is why we are happy to do all we can to help you reach your oral health and smile goals. In order to do that, you need to receive a dental cleaning and checkup every six months and keep up on oral hygiene regularly. However, your oral hygiene routine is only effective if you have the right tools. So, to help you know what you need for the best oral hygiene routine possible, our experienced dental team encourages you to keep these tools in your bathroom cabinet:

Toothbrush: A soft-bristled toothbrush is your friend when you’re cleaning your smile. This is because the soft bristles clean the harmful plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth and also care for your gums. Hard-bristled toothbrushes are not recommended because they can irritate and harm your gums.

Toothpaste: The best toothpaste you can use for your chompers is fluoride toothpaste. This is because fluoride can strengthen and nourish your smile, giving it the ability to fight tooth decay and enamel erosion. So, make sure your paste has added fluoride. You can also use a paste that helps with specific dental problems, like tooth sensitivity and smile discoloration.

Floss: Floss is a product that can clean your smile no matter which type you use. Generally, waxed floss is preferred if you have close-fitting teeth and you have trouble sliding the floss into the crevices of your smile.

Mouthwash: Mouthwash can complete the smile cleaning job—but only if you use the right type of rinse. It’s recommended to use a fluoride, antibacterial, or anti-gingivitis mouthwash. These products can clean your teeth and eliminate the harmful particles in your mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Please remember that it’s important to only use products that have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval. This will help you know that you have the safest and most effective tools to properly clean your smile each day.

To learn more about oral hygiene in Beverly Hills, California, please call 310-734-4557 today. Our dental team will be happy to help you!