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Do you want top-notch oral health and a beautiful smile? If so, you need to keep up on oral hygiene. You not only need to keep up on oral hygiene, but you also need to use the right tools while cleaning your smile. If you use the wrong tools, you won’t properly clean your teeth and gums and you may even harm your smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Joe Jeppson, encourages you to use the right oral hygiene tools. Those tools are:

-A soft-bristled toothbrush: A soft-bristled toothbrush cleans the teeth and cares for the gums. A hard-bristled toothbrush can wear down the tooth enamel and irritate the gums, making them pull away from the teeth.

-Fluoride toothpaste: Fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel and make it a tough shell. This helps your teeth fight decay. So, make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride.

-Easy-to-use dental floss: Using floss that is easy to maneuver can help reduce your chances of damaging your gums as you clean between your teeth. This is because you won’t need to force the floss into place or vigorously clean the smile.

-Antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash: Antibacterial mouthwash kills the bacteria in your mouth, like plaque, which can help you prevent gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease). Fluoride mouthwash can strengthen the tooth enamel and help you prevent cavities.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about oral hygiene in Provo, Utah, please reach out to Jeppson Dental at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, so call 801-356-7701 now!