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Do you know about the ideal tools your oral health needs? Do you keep up with your oral hygiene regularly? If not, we can help you! Your oral health is a vital aspect of your overall health and needs to be taken care of properly. That is why our team is here to remind you of the tools you need in your home for your oral health.

Our Dentist s, Dr. Morgan Smith and Dr. Kathryn Cameron, care about the health of your smile. Furthermore, our team at Smith Family Dental in Murray, Utah, is always here to address any questions you may have about your oral health.

Here are some helpful items to use each day as part of your oral hygiene routine:

A toothbrush is a vital tool to use each day in your home for your smile. Your toothbrush is significant to keeping plaque and bacteria away from your teeth. You should continuously brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes per day. Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is soft but effective for the protection of your tooth enamel.

Toothpaste is a necessary tool to clean your teeth thoroughly. There are many different types of toothpaste to pick from. When selecting toothpaste, remember to find one that prevents tooth decay and helps protect your teeth.

Dental floss comes in waxed floss, unwaxed floss, and even water flossers, and should be used daily. Dental floss is imperative because it cleans away plaque and bacteria nesting between your teeth and deep along your gumline to help prevent gum disease. No matter what form of dental floss you use, remember any dental floss is better than not using any dental floss at all.

Mouthwash is excellent to use because it can keep your breath fresh and ward off tooth decay. Typically, there are two types of mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic options focus on fun flavors for the breath like bubble gum or peppermint. Therapeutic mouthwashes help prevent and fight bacteria, and tooth decay and works keep your oral health in better condition between brushing times.

Remember to visit your dentist regularly, so you can make sure your teeth and gums stay in healthy condition. If you need a dental visit or if you have questions about your smile, please contact our office at 801-266-4427 to make an appointment. We are always happy to provide aid to your smile when you need it.