Explore dental health care products. Educate yourself with main functions of toothbrushes, toothpastes, dental floss, mouthwashes and oral irrigators.

Dental Health Care Products

Dental Health Care Products
On all products you buy for oral hygiene look for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. This assures that the ADA has examined the advertising claims for the product, finds them to be realistic and guarantees the product is safe and effectual.
  For the reason that toothbrushes come in different sorts of shapes and sizes, select one that fits the contour and size of your mouth. For the majority of people, a four- or five-rowed, soft, nylon-bristled toothbrush will do, but additional features can be helpful. As for the brushes with higher bristles in the center – they are better when reaching below the gum line. If your toothbrush has the rubber tip at the end it is good for massaging the gums after brushing and flossing. Nowadays exist electric toothbrushes and new high-tech models that use sound waves; they remove essentially more plaque than ordinary brushes. On the other hand, most professionals agree that if a usual toothbrush is working for you, stick with it.
  Toothpastes supply fluoride to the teeth and to some extent under the gum line to defend against decay, whiten and remove stains from teeth, and embolden brushing by tasting good and preventing bad breath. Besides, some toothpastes decrease the quantity of bacteria around the teeth and help diminish bleeding because of gingivitis. Some tartar control toothpastes help lessen tartar, but only above the gum line. Stay away from highly harsh toothpastes and tooth whiteners made with carbamide peroxide, they can damage your gum. That chemical breaks down into hydrogen peroxide, which may injure gums and soften tooth surfaces. And don’t trouble to mix baking soda with your toothpaste. There’s no evidence the combination is effectual against gingivitis or periodontitis.
  Select a dental floss that does not scratch or fray and isn’t so thin it cuts the gum or can’t be moved softly down and around the sides of your teeth. If your teeth are very close to each other, try dental tape or floss made of Gore-Tex®. Gore-Tex costs a bit more, but it slips more easily between tight teeth and will not tear on sharp edges. In case if you have complicatedness using floss or have bridgework, a floss threader may assist. Special picks, small brushes and other interdental cleaners are handy for wide spaces between teeth. You have to remember that ordinary toothpicks should never be used for regular hygiene.
  The only mouthwashes made known to fight plaque are over-the-counter Listerine® and the prescription-only ones containing chlorhexidine (Peridex®, PerioGard®). Listerine can also diminish the amount of bacteria, plaque and gingivitis when used for 30 seconds two times per day. At the time of brushing you should not rinse your mouth with mixture that contains chlorhexidine in order to avoid interaction between and possible inactivation of. The matter is that certain chemicals found in both products. Rinses are not a substitute for normal brushing and flossing.
  Oral irrigators (water spraying devices) will not take away plaque from your teeth unless used together with brushing and flossing.