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Do you have any questions about your oral health care? Do you have any questions about the products you are using or how to use certain teeth-cleaning tools to improve your oral hygiene routine? Did you know there are oral appliances that can make cleaning your teeth easier and more effective, or even provide an additional layer of protection to lower your risk of dental damage? Below, we have listed some frequently asked questions about how you can care for your smile to keep it strong and safe throughout your life:

Question: How should I properly clean my teeth?
Answer:
Cleaning your teeth properly includes using techniques to ensure that you reach all areas and sides of each tooth. This means that you brush twice every day and floss at least once a day.

Question: What are some of the lesser known tips for improving my smile?
Answer:
Improving your smile often depends on making sure that you limit unhealthy foods in your diet and wear the appropriate oral appliances to keep your smile safe from oral accidents or risks that may arise in your everyday life. This may include using a mouth guard.

Question: What are some common checks and balances for maintaining optimum oral health?
Answer:
Not only do you need to make sure that you are cleaning your mouth properly but you need to exercise caution with the products that you are using. Furthermore, our dentist can examine your oral health to determine if any issues have arisen and require treatment.

Question: How can our dentist help prevent further damage?
Answer:
Our dentist can provide restorations and repairs as needed. In addition, he can even assist you with your cleaning routines by giving you professional bi-annual cleanings to ensure that your teeth and gums remain free of debris and bacteria.

If you would like more information about how you can care for your smile, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryce Hanson at River Valley Dental, you can call us at 208-357-7611. Our dental office in Shelley, Idaho, is here to help care for you and your smile.