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Have you thought about preparing yourself for the sugary treats this holiday season? Your smile hopes you do. Without the proper items to keep your teeth clean, you might find yourself at high risk of gum disease and major tooth decay, which can lead to toothaches or other oral problems.

That is why our team here at Joseph Rigg, DDS is happy to help you by providing you with information on what to stock up on in Aberdeen, South Dakota, this holiday season to keep your smile clean.

These products include:

-Toothbrush: It’s usually best to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush. Many people always wonder if a manual toothbrush is better than an electric one, and the truth is it’s all a matter of personal preference. The important thing to remember is to always have a toothbrush for your teeth.

-Toothpaste: There are dozens of different kinds of toothpaste depending on your personal needs. If you have sensitive issues, then there are options. Either way, a cavity-fighting toothpaste is always best when it comes to keeping cavities out of your smile.

-Floss: Flossing is often a missed step in oral hygiene, yet vital to oral health. Floss keeps food particles and sticky sugary substances from latching onto your gums deep within the gum line and between your teeth. Waxed floss is usually easier for people to use than unwaxed floss, however, either kind of floss will help keep your smile healthy.

-Mouthwash: This clears all remaining bacteria from your teeth, gums, and tongue. They also have powerful abilities to help fight off cavities and polish off your smile leaving a beautiful and fresh smile behind.

With these four items at your fingertips, you will be able to keep your smile clean and safe. If you find yourself in need of a dental cleaning, or if you have other questions on how to keep your smile clean, please call us at 605-225-2050 and set up an appointment. A member of our staff is happy to assist you in achieving positive oral health this festive holiday season.