Oral hygiene is vital for a strong, healthy mouth and a great-looking smile, especially around the holidays. There is a catch when keeping up a great dental regimen: you need to have the best oral hygiene tools to have the best oral hygiene routine. Dr. Kathryn Lewis and our dental professionals would like to make sure you are using the best dental tools for your oral hygiene and care. We recommend these tools to use in your daily dental care for your smile.
The first tool you’ll want to use is a soft-bristled toothbrush. This might not sound like the best tool to use considering its soft bristles, but it really is a great tool when brushing. The soft bristles deeply clean your teeth while also caring for the gums. If the gums are bothered, they can shrivel away from the teeth, expose the roots, and create divots where bacteria and plaque can collect. This can also cause tooth sensitivity.
The second tool to effectively clean your smile is fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a natural mineral used to strengthen and nourish your tooth enamel (it’s even added to local water systems). This helps the teeth avoid enamel erosion and prevent tooth decay through strengthening your enamel. So, be sure you use fluoride toothpaste when you brush twice each day.
The third favorite tool to use is floss! This is a highly recommended tool to use due to its effectiveness in reaching in between each tooth. Our dental team doesn’t want you to get frustrated while flossing, so we encourage you to purchase your favorite product that is comfortable for your smile. As long as it has been approved by the American Dental Association, you should be good to go! Every oral hygiene tool you use should be approved by the ADA, who test for safety and effectiveness.
The fourth tool is an antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Mouth rinses can complete the job by getting to hard-to-reach parts of the mouth. This also helps prevent gum disease, enamel erosion, and tooth decay. Rinse with a product like this daily.
To learn more about the oral hygiene tools to use to have a top-notch fall smile in Findlay, Ohio, please reach out to our dental team at Findlay Dental Group. Call us at 419-423-0343 and we will be more than happy to help you and your smile today!