In addition to regular office check-ups at your dentist, taking care of your teeth at home is an extremely important aspect of maintaining oral health. In order to do that, you’ll need the right set of tools at your disposal as well as the discipline to consistently use them.
We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 dental products that we regularly recommend to our patients. Although we recommend these specifically, there are many great products out there for dental care. We encourage you to do your own research and use products that work best for you.
We’ve discussed how using an electric toothbrush can improve gum health, and this product is one of the best in that category. The advanced technology behind this toothbrush forces fluid between your teeth and along your gums as 62,000 brush movements per minute gently, yet thoroughly, remove plaque. When you compare to manual brushing, this product provides the equivalent of 30 days worth of brushing in two minutes.
Although string flossing is the gold standard for your teeth and gums,, the Waterpik Water Flosser is the next best thing. It removes debris that traditional brushing leaves behind, and is clinically proven to improve oral health. This high-powered flossing device is a great tool that allows you to get to hard-to-reach areas between braces and retainers as well as treating periodontal pockets, and cleaning implants and dental work such as crowns, bridges, and veneers.
As opposed to most mouthwashes that use alcohol (which can be harmful to your mouth over time), Closys’s antimicrobial formula kills harmful bacteria, leaving the good bacteria you need for extraordinary oral health, without irritating sensitive mouths. Its ingredients include purified water, naturally activated Clorastan® (stabilized chlorine dioxide), trisodium phosphate, citric acid, flavor and sucralose. Closys Sensitive Fluoride toothpaste is great because it does not contain abrasive ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) which has been linked to canker sores.
Colgate’s PreviDent 5000 Plus (Rx) is a prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste developed specifically to address cavity protection & sensitivity. Containing 1.1% Sodium Fluoride, this formula combines the cleaning power of a toothpaste with prescription-strength fluoride for optimal protection. This product is ideal for patients who are cavity-prone or are monitoring existing small cavities in the mouth.
Made by the Dental Herb Company, the Tooth & Gums Tonic is a natural approach to oral rinse that incorporates a professional strength, alcohol-free formula to reduce oral bacteria. It’s ideal for combating halitosis and periodontal disease as well as controlling gum inflammation and bleeding.
Questions about these products?
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