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Things to consider before selecting dental products

Determining the cause of bad breath, gum disease, or any other oral problems can be tricky without the help of professional healthcare or a dentist since there could be several possibilities of what may be causing these problems. So you can make an appointment with your dentist or if you have not got one then you can ask help from Edmonton dentist, by clicking on the link.

But oral health also depends on the dental products we are using. There are several options available in the market to choose, so it’s a tricky process to select a particular brand for everyone because any particular product cannot suit every other person. So here are some tips to select dental products which can be suitable for you.

Toothbrushes:

Here’s how to choose toothbrush for you.

  • Most dental professionals recommend a soft bristled brush, as it is best for removing plaque and debris from teeth and gum line. These brushes can reach all the hard to reach areas of the mouth and better to reach areas too.
  • Pick the size and shape which is most comfortable for you. The best toothbrush can be described as which fits your mouth and which reached all the teeth easily without hurting.
  • Replace toothbrush every three months.
  • A powered toothbrush is a good alternative to a regular one as it removes more plaques.

Toothpaste:

Always use toothpaste that contains fluoride, which strengthens the outer tooth enamel our teeth, unless your dentist recommends a particular one. If you’re allergic to fluoride or have another medical condition then you can switch your toothpaste by the prescriptions of your dentist.

While buying toothpaste for children, always look for a toothpaste that contains fluoride with an appealing taste. While selecting for an adult, you can go by special benefits such as whitening teeth, sensitivity, etc.

Mouthwashes and Mouth Rinses:

Mouthwashes and fluoride mouth rinses are both different oral products. Anti-bacterial mouthwashes are merely more effective in controlling plaques than fluoride mouth rinses, and also give fresh breath. Fluoride mouth rinses coat the teeth and strengthens them to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Several types of mouthwash contain alcohols that are not suitable for children below 6 years age, so always read the label before choosing mouth rinses for a child.

Floss:

Flosses are critical for healthy teeth gums. They are available in several different flavors, sizes, coatings, and forms. If you find trouble while using the floss around the fingers, you can buy floss holders for handy usage from medical drug stores. Place the floss between your index and middle fingers, make a C shape around every tooth and push &pull, up-down motion to remove plaques between teeth and below the gum line. Always be gentle when placing the floss below the gum line.

Children can also floss once in a day under the supervision of their parents. Most of the people floss just before sleeping or bedtime, but if you can adjust another time convenient for you then, go for it.





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  1. Carl Hays says:

    Where’s your scientific evidence that fluoridated toothpaste is safe and effective? I’m still looking for an honest science journalist who will do a little investigative reporting that reveals that fluoride, especially added to our public water supplies, is unsafe and ineffective, instead of just trusting the propaganda of the CDC and ADA while dismissing anyone who challenges their “science” as crackpots and conspiracy theorists. You can start by actually reading something from a reliable health authority (not dentists, certainly, since they have virtually no training in toxicology): Dr. Hardy Limeback has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and has been the head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto. Here’s his take: https://fluoridealert.org/articles/limeback/

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