Yes, we all know that participating in a proper dental hygiene routine is a very important step in having a strong and reliable oral cavity, but did you know that the type of tools you use make a difference? Your choice of toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash can have a huge impact on your dental health, so we have provided the following facts to help you have the best chance at having a strong and dependable smile:
- Toothbrush: When in search for the perfect toothbrush, be sure to choose a toothbrush that has soft bristles. This kind of brush is beneficial for both children and adults, and it is great for those with sensitive teeth and gums. If you use a hard-bristled toothbrush, you will be unsuccessful in removing the plaque on your teeth and your gums are likely to become damaged. If you are trying to decide if a manual or electric toothbrush is more acceptable, your preference is all that matters. As long as your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and your gums are healthy, either toothbrush works just fine.
- Toothpaste: To select a paste that is most beneficial for your specific situation, it is best to consult with your dentist. This way, your dentist will give you advice on which type and brand of toothpaste is best for you. Generally, dentists recommend the use of fluoride toothpaste that is approved by the American Dental Association. With this product, your oral cavity will be deeply cleaned and nourished in a safe and effective way.
- Mouthwash: Many don’t think twice about mouthwash, but it is indeed something that can strengthen and deeply clean your oral cavity. If you use a bacteria-killing or fluoride mouthwash, you are on the right track. Also, please keep alcohol-based mouthwash out of the hands of children in the likely event that they drink it.
For more information about the specific tools to use during your oral hygiene routine, call our office today at (973) 377-6500. We are thrilled to help you have the healthy smile you deserve!