Are you diligent in participating in a daily oral hygiene routine? If so, that’s great! But do you know if you’re using the right tools to properly clean your smile? Well, we are happy to help you get the most out of your daily cleaning and brushing. In order to have the healthiest, cleanest, and strongest oral health possible, dentists today strongly recommend using the following cleaning instruments:
• Toothbrush: When brushing your teeth, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Many believe that hard-bristled toothbrushes are better for cleaning, but that is simply not true. Soft-bristled toothbrushes effectively remove the plaque and debris from your smile without causing damage to your teeth and gums. This is also a great and beneficial option for both children and adults, especially those with a sensitive mouth. If you aren’t sure if a manual toothbrush is better than an electric toothbrush, your preference is all that matters. As long as your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and your gums are not damaged, either toothbrush will work.
• Toothpaste: In order to pick the best and most nourishing toothpaste for your smile, it is best to talk with your dentist. When you talk with him, he will give you suggestions on the toothpaste that will work best for your specific situation. Generally, dentists recommend the use of fluoride toothpaste that is approved by the American Dental Association. With this product, your teeth will be nourished and cleaned in a safe and effective way.
• Mouthwash: After you brush and floss your teeth, make sure to use bacteria-killing or fluoride mouthwash. When you use this rinse, you will have a better chance at achieving a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile. Please remember: if you use an alcohol-based wash, keep it out of the reach of children 6 years old and younger because of the likely event that they will swallow it.
To learn more about the best dental tools for your smile, call our office today and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to help you achieve your smile goals with the best toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash!