As most of you know, participating in a daily oral hygiene routine is an important step to achieving a successful oral health, but how do you know which products to use? Well, we are here to help you! Dentists today recommend using the following items to treat your oral cavity with love and care:
• Toothbrush: When looking for a toothbrush, take the bristle type into consideration. Generally, dental professionals strongly recommend the use of a soft-bristled toothbrush, especially if you have sensitive teeth and gums. This is a great choice for adults and children, and it effectively and successfully removes plaque and stains without damaging your teeth and gums. When it comes to using a manual or electric-powered toothbrush, your preference is all the matters. As long as your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, you can use either type of toothbrush.
• Toothpaste: When looking for the best brand and type of toothpaste to use, it is best to ask your dentist for suggestions, that way he or she can give you an answer based on your specific situation. Usually, dentists like to recommend fluoride toothpaste, which is a beneficial product that nourishes and strengthens your teeth. Also, when looking for toothpaste, look for toothpaste that has the American Dental Seal of Acceptance. This means that the product has been approved by the ADA and it is a safe and effective type of toothpaste.
• Mouthwash: When looking for a mouthwash, it is best to use a fluoride or bacteria-fighting product. Dentists recommend these types of mouthwashes because they not only freshen your breath, but they also nourish and strengthen your oral cavity. Also, alcohol-based mouthwash is not recommended for children under 6 years old because of the likely chance that they will swallow it.
If you would like more details about the best tools to use during your oral hygiene routine, call our dental office today and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you!