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You probably know that there are several things you could do to protect your oral health. For instance, you probably know that you should visit our dentist once every six months, floss properly, and brush your teeth every day. However, had you heard that choosing the right mouthwash and toothpaste could benefit your oral health?

For example, you’ve probably seen that there are several mouthwash options at your local store. Still, do you know which of these choices might be best for your teeth? In reality, you should probably contact our dentist if you’re hoping to get the most out of your mouthwash. However, there are a few general rules you should follow. For instance, mouthwash with alcohol in it might help you avoid gum disease and tooth decay, but it can aggravate sensitive teeth. Mouthwash with fluoride is a great option for those who want to keep their teeth strong, but shouldn’t be swallowed—and therefore shouldn’t be given to children.

Similarly, there are a few things you should consider when you’re choosing the perfect toothpaste. For instance, you should know that you should choose a brush with soft bristles. If you don’t, you could actually injure your gums or your teeth. To clean your mouth out as thoroughly as possible, you should also find a brush with that you can move around mouth easily.

If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from us, please feel free to give Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry in Farmington, New Mexico, a call at (505) 327.0044. Our dentist, Dr. Denver Palmer, and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and to give you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!