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Your oral health should be taken seriously, which is why it is essential to have the right tools in your home. If you are using the right tools for your smile, then you are doing your best to keep your oral health in top-notch condition.

Our doctors, Dr. Michael Smith and Dr. Evan Smith, are happy to help you with your oral health needs. That is why our team in Boise, Idaho, is excited to remind you about the essential tools to keep in your home for your oral health.

Here are a few items to be sure to stock up on for your home:

A toothbrush is a significant item to keep in your home for your teeth. Your toothbrush is the crucial tool used to maintaining plaque and bacteria off your teeth. Always brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day. Remember to pick a soft-bristled brush that is gentle, yet effective for your tooth enamel.

Toothpaste is an indispensable tool needed to clean your teeth accurately. There are numerous diverse types to choose from. When selecting toothpaste, remember to pick one that fights cavities and helps your tooth enamel.

Mouthwash is a helpful wash to keep in your home that gives you fresh breath and fight tooth decay. There are two chief types of mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic mouthwash centers on fun flavors for your breath. Therapeutic options help avoid and fight bacteria and cavities and keep your oral health in better condition.

Dental floss comes in various ways and should be used at least once a day. Dental floss is vital because it cleans plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and deep along your gums. No matter which dental floss you select, remember any dental floss is better than no dental floss at all.

As you can see, there are things you can do on your own to help your oral health. If you have any problems with your smile, or if you are in need of a dental visit, please call Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD today at 208-343-4986 to schedule a one-on-one with our friendly dentists. We are always happy to see you and your smile.