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You Can’t Have Good Oral Care Without The Right Tools!

 

You might think that a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste is all you need to be able to take good care of your teeth. And actually, those two items are at the core of your oral care, especially if you’re brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

While we don’t want to make it sound like taking care of your teeth is too difficult, chances are, there are a few important tools you aren’t using that should be added into your oral care routine:

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An electric toothbrush

If you have trouble making sure you’re cleaning all the surfaces of your teeth and cleaning under your gums – for at least two minutes every time you brush — an electric toothbrush could change your life for the better. All you have to do is hold the toothbrush gently against your teeth, near the gum line, and the brush does the rest — even telling you when it’s to switch to the next section of your teeth, and when it’s time to stop.

 

Floss

You might think everyone already knows about flossing, and how important using it once a day is to your oral health. Floss can remove trapped food particles that your toothbrush can’t reach, and it’s key to having healthy gums.

 

A tongue scraper

It doesn’t make sense to brush and floss your teeth and gums and ignore your tongue. You can clean it with your toothbrush, but a tongue scraper is more efficient at the job and less harsh. Scraping your tongue can help eliminate more bacteria from your mouth, which helps keep your teeth and gums healthier and reduces bad breath.

 

Mouthwash

You can choose a different mouthwash for practically every oral problem – to kill bacteria, hydrate your mouth, strengthen your enamel, even help whiten your teeth. Make sure whichever type you choose, it doesn’t have alcohol, which dries out the mouth, and that it does have fluoride. Think of mouthwash as an additional layer of protection in your battle against tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

 

A dental check up every six months

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