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If you want a top-notch fall smile, then you need to keep up on oral hygiene. However, this is only effective if you have the proper oral hygiene tools. Whether you believe it or not, there are oral hygiene tools that can fail to perform an effective cleaning job and even harm your smile. So, please use the best oral hygiene tools possible by taking our dentist, Dr. John J. Andre’s, recommendations to heart.

Your dentist first recommends brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles thoroughly clean your teeth and also care for your oral tissues, like your gums. You should also choose a brush that has a non-slip grip because it can help you maintain a firm hold on your brush, which can help you perform the best brushing technique possible.

Your dentist also recommends brushing with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many natural resources. It strengthens and nourishes your teeth, which helps you prevent dental issues, like enamel erosion and tooth decay.

Your dentist recommends flossing with your favorite flossing product. This is recommended because it doesn’t necessarily matter which flossing tool you use to clean between your teeth. As long as the floss has been approved by the American Dental Association, you should be on the right track toward a cleaned and cared-for smile. (Every oral hygiene tool involved in your routine should be approved by the ADA).

Your dentist finally recommends rinsing with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. These mouthwashes can help you avoid enamel erosion, tooth decay, and gum disease. If your rinse doesn’t have these characteristics, it’s probably a cosmetic wash that won’t help improve your oral health.

For more information and details about what oral hygiene tools to use for a top-notch fall smile in Louisa, Virginia, please contact John J. Andre, DDS & Associates at (540) 967-0777. Our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers you seek!