How to Choose the Right Oral Hygiene Products

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It can be overwhelming at times to walk through the aisles in the store when choosing an oral hygiene product. With so many kinds and brands to choose from, it’s no wonder people get frustrated, not knowing where to turn. Our team is going to help you understand some oral hygiene products to help you in your search to find a product that’s perfect for you.

The first step in finding a successful product is to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This is important because it shows that the product has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, there are two kinds available: Manual and powered toothbrushes. Manual brushes are simple tools that have a handle and bristles. You would move this brush with your hand. Powered toothbrushes are powered with a motor that turns and rotates the bristles, brushing your teeth and gums for you. No matter what kind of toothbrush you use, both will give you a proper cleaning if you use them correctly.

Toothpaste is another product people struggle to choose. After you find a brand with the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance, look to see if it fights cavities and cleans the teeth. There are toothpastes on the market today that are strictly for whitening your teeth, not for cleaning them. So, when picking toothpaste, it is recommended to choose one that fights and prevents cavities as well as whitens your teeth. The whitening toothpaste alone will whiten your teeth, but it will not kill the plaque and bacteria in your mouth. With toothpaste that cleans and whitens, you will give yourself a cleaner and fresher smile.

If you have any questions about choosing the right oral hygiene products, be sure to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can help you find great brands and products that are right for you. So, call us today and schedule an appointment so your smile can be a clean and happy smile.