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Oral hygiene is important for your smile and your oral health. This is why it’s strongly encouraged to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily. If you do these things, there is a good chance your smile can remain in tip-top shape. Today, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek and our dental team would like to help you have a more effective brushing routine by giving you the tips you need.

First, use a soft-bristled toothbrush that has a one-inch head and a non-slip grip. These things will help you properly clean your smile.

Second, use a toothbrush that is in top-notch condition. This means you need to replace your brush if you have used it longer than 4 months or if the bristles are frayed. It’s also important to replace your brush after you have recovered from a sickness.

Third, use fluoride toothpaste as you brush. The fluoride can strengthen and help your teeth. When choosing a paste at the store, choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (your toothbrush should be approved by the ADA as well). The ADA Seal of Approval proves that the oral hygiene tool is safe and effective for your smile.

For more information about brushing and oral hygiene in Littleton, Colorado, please don’t hesitate to call Dakota Ridge Dental at 303.933.2420. When you call our office, our dental team will be happy to talk with you and give you the answers you need so you can keep your smile in tip-top shape at home.