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If you want to improve your smile, it is important to make sure you focus on your oral health care routines and your daily cleaning methods. By improving the way you brush your teeth daily, you can help lower your risk for several problems and issues that can arise with your oral health.

When seeking out the perfect toothbrush, make sure to use one that is strong and durable. Every few months, it will need to be replaced so it can continue keeping your mouth safe. Ideally, you should look for a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Make sure to clean all sides of each tooth and gently brush your gums and tongue as well. If you have difficulties cleaning off your tongue, use a tongue scraper. To reach the areas between your teeth, use an interdental cleaner such as dental floss.

When brushing your teeth, make sure to soft, gentle strokes and focus on a 45-degree angle to gently remove bacteria and plaque on your tooth enamel. However, you will need to turn your brush vertical when brushing your front teeth. For additional help with keeping your mouth clean, visit our dentist for biannual professional cleanings.

To improve your smile, please contact River Valley Dental to set up an appointment at our dental office in Shelley, Idaho, by calling us at 208-357-7611. Dr. Bryce Hanson and our team want to help you achieve a healthy smile!