The oral care aisle of the supermarket remains filled with an array of products suitable to maintain oral hygiene. With an extensive number of toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes, teeth whitening products; it spins our head as what to choose according to our oral health. Most of us are victims of sensitive tooth or tooth prone to plaque, so which one do we pick? What will suit our teeth type?
Well, let’s help you out a bit.
How to choose toothbrush?
When picking a toothbrush, always pick the one labelled as ‘soft-bristled’. Hard or medium bristled ones are too abrasive and might damage gums. Dentists also recommend using an electric-toothbrush as it gently brushes teeth in gentle, circular motions. Purchase whichever suits you and you can even take recommendation from your doctor.
How to choose toothpaste?
Now with a multitude of TV commercials on the variety of toothpastes marketed, it is a tough decision to choose the right one. Be clear that while choosing toothpaste; always find the one with fluoride content. It strengthens tooth enamel and prevents decay. Never go for whitening toothpaste as it breaks down tooth enamel.
How to choose a dental floss?
Dentists strongly recommend flossing your tooth for optimum oral health. Floss at least twice a day after your meal to remove food particles that get stuck. Ask your doctor to help you choose the right dental floss.
How to choose a mouthwash?
Mouthwash is an equally important inclusion in your daily oral routine. Choose one that has fluoride as it prevents tooth decay. There are many that help with other oral problems like gingivitis, plaque or bad breath. Your dentist will be able to help you according to your need.
In addition to these, you should also consider using a tongue scraper. Studies have shown that cleaning tongue alone is an effective way to maintain oral hygiene.
But the best choice for a good oral health and bright smile is to see a dentist regularly.
Choose the right dental product by a dentist’s recommendation.