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How to Choose the Best Dental Care Products

Dental care products are ever changing.  While there are several new items that I love, many of the tried and true products are still best and may be more affordable.

I can guide you through the old and new and help you find products that will improve your health.

Toothpaste

Electric Toothbrush

Dental Floss

Waterpik Flosser

Mouthwash

On a Budget

Toothbrush

A toothbrush is the most important dental care product because it gets used more than any other.


There are three keys to good brushing: toothbrush, toothpaste, and good technique.

I have always loved Oral B Toothbrushes but the brand doesn't matter as much as the way you use it:)

Choose one with soft bristles that is not too big for you.  

Be sure to change it every three months.



Want to get more out of your toothbrush?  Take a quick look at these brushing instructions.

Very simple changes in the way you brush make a HUGE difference.


Toothpaste

Could there be any more choices? Doesn't seem like it, but they just keep coming. There are flouride free toothpaste for babies and toddlers, or brands like Biotene and Sensodyne that are helpful for certain conditions.

I have reviewed the best toothpaste brands so that it is easier to find the one that best fits your needs. 

There are quite a few whitening toothpastes that may be helpful for removing surface stains.  For more substantial whitening, use one of these teeth whitening methods.

Electric toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are more popular than ever and have improved the dental health of many. Electric toothbrushes make cleaning your teeth easier but still require good technique.

Be sure you are brushing teeth properly with your regular toothbrush, then make the switch to electric and give your cleaning power a boost.

There are many styles and a very big price range to choose from. Sonicare is a very good electric toothbrush and Oral-B Braun is another favorite.

Which one is the best electric toothbrush? Here is my electric toothbrush review.


Best Dental Floss

Flossing feels so good once you get it but can hurt so bad until you do.

Flossing is important for good dental health. Preventing gum disease is possible but harder to do without floss.


If you havn't been flossing regularly don't start the day before your dental appointment, your gums will be sore and swollen.

The day after you see your dental hygienist is the perfect time to start.

In the meantime...follow these flossing instructions and be sure to use the best dental floss for you.


My favorite is woven dental floss but Glide dental floss is a favorite for many of my clients.  Here is why I quit using Glide.  Click here for my dental floss reviews.


Hate to floss?

Hate to floss? You are not alone. Your hygienist may never give up trying to inspire you to use dental floss but all hygienists know deep down flossing is not for everyone.

Oral irrigators like the Waterpik flosser, hydrofloss, or showerfloss are good for the floss haters of the world. They work even better than floss in some situations.

Click here for a comparison of water floss products.


Act Mouthwash, Crest ProHealth or Listerine
Do you really need mouthwash?

dental care products

Mouthwash doesn't cure gum disease or prevent cavities alone but is a good addition to brushing and flossing if you need it.

If you are doing fine without it....no signs of gum disease and no cavities or at least none for a long time, you probably don't need to use a mouthwash.

On the other hand, if you still get cavities and have some gum disease symptoms or suffer from dry mouth using mouthwash can help. 

Use this mouthwash guide to choose the best one for you.

On a budget?

There's no need to spend a lot of money on products.  You can improve your health with a few simple changes in your routine.  


Coming soon...

Read more about the latest scientific research and potential new dental care product to cure tooth decay...Keep 32.

Teeth help you eat, talk, laugh, and smile....some of my favorite things and probably yours too:)

Using appropriate dental care products for every stage of life will help you

prevent gum disease, avoid cavities and fillings, improve your health and keep doing some of your favorite things.

For more information on any of these dental care products, click on the highlighted links in each section.

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