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The holiday season brings bundles of cookies, candy, chocolate treats, and delicious dinners. Amid all the snacking, it’s important to take time to care for your teeth and gums with effective dental hygiene. To help you care for your smile, we have provided information on three essential dental tools that can thoroughly clean your smile:

– Toothbrush: A soft-bristled toothbrush manual or electric toothbrush should be used to clean your smile twice a day, even when you are travelling to see loved ones. Choose a toothbrush style that feels comfortable.

– Toothpaste: You can choose from many types of toothpaste to find one that meets your personal dental needs. For example, a cavity-fighting toothpaste may be right for you if you are concerned about your risk of tooth decay.

– Floss: We encourage you to not skip flossing because it is the only dental hygiene practice that can remove particles from deep under your gums or between your teeth. Floss every day with floss string or an alternative floss tool such as a waterpik.

– Mouthwash: Mouthwash can flush the remaining bacteria from your smile and leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean. You can also choose a mouthwash that has additional abilities such as fighting tooth decay or polishing your smile.

Contact Sonney Chong DMD at 916-421-3057 today if you would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Sonney L Chong, and learn more about your options for dental tools in Sacramento, California.