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Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Which Dental Tools Should You Have at Home?

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Evan
Which Dental Tools Should You Have at Home?Dental care is a must-do process that ensures good oral health. There are several tools that you can use to maintain good oral health at home. However, you shouldn't try to use advanced dental tools in an effort to keep your teeth clean. This is because such tools can only be used by experts and you should leave them to us. Therefore, some of the tools you should have at home include a bristle brush, an electric toothbrush, floss, and a fluoride mouth wash.

Bristle Brush and Fluoride Toothpaste

A toothbrush and toothpaste are the basics of dental care. For you to clean your teeth effectively, you will need a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Even though most people put toothpaste on the toothbrush before brushing, you can try dry brushing your teeth with a soaked toothbrush. This is because the physical action of bristles touching your teeth is what removes plaque from the surface of your teeth. Toothpaste only comes as a supplement.

Electric Brush

Instead of using a regular bristle toothbrush, you can opt for an electric brush. This type of toothbrush is known for reducing gum disease and plaque better than an average toothbrush. Besides, these toothbrushes have different bristle attachments to aid in different cleaning methods.

Fluoride Mouthwash

A fluoride mouthwash can help strengthen your tooth enamel and it is a good dental tool to have at home. Experts recommend a 20ml mouthwash to use at night after brushing your teeth. A fluoride mouthwash is effective in eliminating bacteria that brushing might have missed.


Where brushing has failed, dental floss can work. Flossing will help get between your teeth and get rid of bacteria in those crevices. Using this tool effectively will ensure that your teeth are free from bacteria. For the best results, you should floss your teeth several times a week. Contact our offices for more information on your dental hygiene.
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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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