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Whether you believe it or not, your oral hygiene routine should include more than just brushing your teeth twice a day. In fact, you should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. In order to do these things, you need the right tools. Those tools are:

Toothbrush: A soft-bristled toothbrush is ideal for cleaning your smile, even though it might not seem like it. The soft bristles will thoroughly scrub your teeth and will also take good care of your gums. When it comes to using a manual or electric toothbrush, your preference is all that matters. Both types of toothbrushes can effectively clean your smile.

Toothpaste: It’s best to clean your smile with a fluoride toothpaste. This is because the fluoride can seep into your tooth enamel and strengthen it, making it strong enough to fight tooth decay and enamel erosion. You can also use a paste that helps you with certain dental issues, like desensitizing paste that helps with sensitivity or whitening toothpaste that helps with tooth discoloration.

Floss: Flossing is one of the most important tasks when cleaning your smile. However, when it comes to choosing the perfect product to use, you can’t go wrong. Feel free to use whichever flossing tool helps you clean the crevices of your smile each day.

Mouthwash: Mouthwash is a great tool that can complete the cleaning job. But, that’s only the case if you use a beneficial product—not one that just freshens your breath. So, make sure to use one that kills bacteria and plaque as well as strengthens and nourishes your teeth.

No matter which products you choose, make sure they have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal means the product is safe and effective when cleaning your smile.

Call Hartsdale Family Dental at 914-205-3750 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Hartsdale, New York. Dr. Paul Greco, Dr. John Lanzetta, and Dr. Attalienti are here to help you in any way we can!