Are you diligent and committed to your daily oral hygiene routine? If so, way to go! But did you know that there are specific tools you should use to get the best and most efficient cleaning job possible? Well, it’s true, and we are here to help you find the best dental care products for your smile! First, we strongly recommend talking to your dentist about the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash for your oral cavity. That way you will know which products are right for your specific situation. Second, we suggest using dental care instruments that have the following characteristics:
• Toothbrush: While you brush your teeth, it is best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Many think that a hard-bristled brush is a better choice because it seems tougher and more efficient, but that is not true. Soft-bristled brushes are more successful in cleaning your teeth and removing plaque, which essentially eliminates the risks associated with periodontal disease. A soft-bristled brush is a great choice for both children and adults, especially those with sensitive teeth and gums!
• Toothpaste: Usually, dentists recommend the use of fluoride toothpaste while brushing your teeth. It is also beneficial if you use toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. That way, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and nourished in a safe and effective way.
• Mouthwash: After you brush and floss your teeth, it is best to conclude the cleaning with a bacteria-killing or fluoride mouthwash. Simply put the rinse in your mouth, swish it for about 30-40 seconds, and spit it out into the sink when the time is up. If you do this, your smile will be strengthened and deeply cleaned. Please remember to keep alcohol-based mouthwash out of the hands of children 6 years old or younger because of the likely event that they will swallow it.
If you would like to learn more about oral hygiene and the best tools to use while you clean your smile, call our office today and talk to a member of our team. We are thrilled to help you have an effective and successful oral hygiene routine!