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Your body needs special care to stay healthy as we age. Your smile is no different. Without the required materials, you could let your smile fall into decay and result in adverse and painful effects. That is why keeping your oral health in excellent health is essential to your smile.

Our dentist, Dr. Bruce Speake, is here to help you with your smile. Additionally, our team in Topeka, Kansas, is happy to share with you some reminders on what you need in your own home for your smile’s health.
Here is a list of things your smile may need to stay healthy:

Toothpaste:
Toothpaste is required for your toothbrush to clean your teeth properly. There is a plethora of toothpaste types and brands to choose from. When selecting a type of toothpaste, remember to pick one that fights cavities and helps protect your tooth enamel at the same time.

Toothbrush:
A toothbrush is an essential device to keep in your home for the health of your teeth. Your toothbrush is the critical tool to prevent plaque and bacteria from eating away at your teeth. It is vital to note that you should always brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time you brush. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is gentle on your teeth but effective for cleaning them.

Mouthwash:
Mouthwash is an excellent way to keep your breath fresh and fight off tooth decay. There are two different styles and types of mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic emphases on fun flavors for breath. Therapeutic support your teeth and prevents cavities and fight off bacteria to keeps your oral health in better condition.

Floss:
Dental floss comes in many forms and should be used once a day. Flossing is critical because it cleans away plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and along your gumline around your teeth.

If you need attention to your oral health, or if you have questions about your teeth, please call us today at 785-783-6890 to schedule a dental checkup with a professional team member. Our team at Bruce Speake DDS PA is pleased to offer you high-quality care and help you with your oral health needs.