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What Dental Products Would You Recommend For Me?

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With the increase in the number of dental care products available in the market, it’s not easy to decide which products would be beneficial to your oral health. This article by Vita Dental Spring provides necessary information on some dental products and our professional perspectives that can help you to keep your teeth healthy and promote a beautiful smile.

  • Toothpaste

When you are out shopping for toothpaste for you or your child, always choose one that contains fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste has been shown to prevent cavities.

Ensure that you check the manufacturer’s label because some are not suitable for children less than six years. Young children tend to swallow toothpaste while brushing and too much fluoride in the system can cause tooth discoloration in permanent teeth.

Also, choose toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The seal of acceptance indicates that the product has met the criteria stipulated by ADA for safety and effectiveness. Although the products may be safe and effective, some manufacturers choose not to seek for the seal of acceptance.

Choose toothpaste that will address your specific needs. If for instance tartar buildup is a significant problem for you, look for tartar control brands of toothpaste. If your teeth are sensitive to cold or hot drinks and sweets, get yourself a tube of desensitizing toothpaste. To ensure you have a good experience while brushing your teeth, buy toothpaste in your favourite flavors such as mint or spear green.

The best strategy for selecting best toothpaste products is by asking your dentist at Vita Dental Spring. They are in a position to provide you with advice pertaining to oral health issues.

  • Tooth Brushes

Vita Dental Spring recommends that both children and adults use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Hard bristles can cause the gum tissue to recede from the teeth. When the gums pull back, the tooth root is exposed, and it can result in sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. What’s worse is that the receding gum can lead to the loss of teeth if left untreated.

Another factor to consider when choosing a toothbrush is the size.  Choose a toothbrush with a head size that fits easily into your mouth and can brush multiple teeth at a time.  For young children, select a toothbrush with a tiny head.

Remember to replace your worn-out toothbrushes after every three months.  How will you know that the bristles are worn out? When bristles fan out or look spread out, its time to get new ones. During your dental appointment at Vita Dental Spring, your hygienist can help you to choose a toothbrush that will meet your specific needs.

Powered or electric toothbrushes have an advantage over the manual ones because they provide a consistent brushing technique. The electric toothbrushes can also:

  • Lessen the task of brushing in those people who have orthodontic devices such as brackets, bands, and wires.
  • Ease the chore of toothbrushing for the elderly, arthritis patients and the physically disabled. These individuals have limited ability to move their arms and hands.
  • Motivate those who do not like brushing because they are practical and fun to use.
  • Help in fighting gum disease. Studies show that long-term use of electric toothbrushes significantly reduces the amount of dental plaque thereby improving oral health. It can also eliminate tooth staining better than the manual brushes.

According to Vita Dental Spring, proper and effective use of a toothbrush is what’s essential in maintaining good oral health; not whether it’s manual or powered. 

  • Mouthwashes and Mouth Rinses

These products are made to keep the breath fresh and not to clean teeth directly. They contain alcohol, and thus are not appropriate for children below the age of six because they can end up swallowing them. Older children can use the mouthwash or rinses if they know how to spit out the liquid.

Mouthwash that contains fluoride is also available and is suitable for people who are prone to cavities. For more information on the type of rinse that would be suitable for you, Schedule an appointment at Vita Dental Spring

  • Water Pick Devices

They are also known as water irrigation appliances. Although they aren’t usually  of primary concern for most people, the devices are mostly beneficial in removing particles stuck between the teeth in:

  • Individuals who have braces and other orthodontic appliances
  • People who have a parched mouth due to conditions such as head or neck cancers
  • People who have gum disease

It is essential to note that, the devices do not remove plaque, only tooth brushing and flossing can do.

  • Interdental Products

We all know that toothbrush bristles cannot effectively reach between teeth. Many good options can help with this problem and below are some of them:

  • Woven dental Flosses and Floss threaders
  • Waxed dental Flosses
  • Soft picks and Stimudents
  • Proxabrushes

These products are designed to clean between the teeth and around orthodontic appliances.

Other useful dental products include tongue scrapers and sports mouth guards. Family Dentists at Vita Dental Spring recommend rearing mouthguards to prevent any trauma that can injure teeth and gums which can results in tooth loss.

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