There are many ways to improve your oral health, and using the right dental care products is one of them! Many people believe that as long as they brush and floss their teeth every day, they are doing what needs to be done, but that is simply not true. To have the best chance at a strong and successful oral health, dentists today recommend using the following products during your daily oral hygiene routine:
• Toothbrush: Using a soft-bristled toothbrush is going to be the most beneficial for you. Hard-bristled toothbrushes are unsuccessful in removing plaque and they tend to damage the gums. A soft-bristled toothbrush is a great option for both children and adults, especially those with sensitive teeth and gums. If you are unsure if it is best to use a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, your preference is all that matters. As long as your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and your gums remain healthy, you are on the right track.
• Toothpaste: To find the perfect toothpaste for your teeth, it is best to ask your dentist for suggestions. By doing so, your dentist will give you advice on which dental product would help your specific situation the most. Generally, dentists recommend the use of fluoride toothpaste that is approved by the American Dental Association. This type of product will nourish and strengthen your teeth in a safe and effective way.
• Mouthwash: Using a bacteria-killing or fluoride mouthwash after you brush and floss your teeth is extremely important. Not only will it freshen your breath, but it will also ward off disease, bacteria, infection, and decay. Please keep in mind that alcohol-based mouthwashes should be out of the reach of children ages 6 years old and younger because of the likely event that they will swallow it.
To find out more about the best products to use while you are cleaning your oral cavity, call our dental office today and schedule an appointment. Our dental team looks forward to hearing from you!