Essential Tools for Caring for Your Teeth

Jul 30, 2013

You know how important it is to care for your teeth. You know that you should brush twice a day. You know that flossing once per day will help prevent cavities. But do you know which tools you need to care for your teeth at home?

Here’s our list of essential at-home tools for a healthier smile:

  • Toothbrush — This is an easy one. You need a soft-bristled toothbrush that belongs only to you and that you replace every three months. As we’ve said before, it doesn’t matter whether your toothbrush is electric or manual, just that you use the right technique.
  • Toothpaste — An ADA-approved toothpaste with fluoride will help fight cavities and give you fresh breath.
  • Floss — Choose the best floss for your needs. Do you need waxed floss to make flossing as smooth as possible? Would you prefer a handheld flosser to help reach your back teeth?
  • Fluoride mouthwash — A fluoride mouthwash can get rid of whatever last bits of bacteria may be hidden in your mouth and protect your teeth from future decay.

Want to know more about caring for your teeth? Contact Noble Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jahangiri and discuss how you can help your teeth stay healthy in between dental visits.