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Choosing The Best Dental Products

With so much to choose from, it can be a bit daunting to make sure you are choosing the right product for your teeth. 

 

Toothpaste

It is important to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, unless your dentist tells you not to.  Fluoride will strengthen the outer layer on your teeth, the enamel.  If you are allergic to fluoride or have another medical issue, you may want to stay away from toothpaste that contains fluoride.  Whatever you decide to do, speak with your dentist about what is the best choice for you.

When you are choosing a toothpaste for your child, again, look for one that contains fluoride---not the best tasting one. When you are buying toothpaste for yourself, pick one that will do what you would like it to do.  For example, if you want whiter teeth, choose a toothpaste that is proven to help whiten the teeth.  If your teeth are sensitive, choose a toothpaste that is formulated for sensitive teeth. 

 

Mouthwash

Mouthwash and fluoride mouth rinse are not the same thing.  Anti-bacterial mouthwashes are better at controlling plaque than a fluoride rinse.  Mouthwashes also will freshen the breath much better.  Fluoride rinses are designed to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay and cavities.  A lot of mouthwashes contain alcohol, so keep them out of reach of any child that is younger than the age of six.   best mouthwash Linwood NJ 08221

 

Floss

If you want healthy gums, flossing is crucial.  It comes in many different sizes, coatings, flavors, and also forms.  If putting floss around your finger is hard, purchase floss holders.  There are even dental floss holders that are bright in color, and kids love that. 

 

Water Irrigation

Water irrigation devices are a lot like floss in that they can remove food that is in between the teeth.  Most children will not need to use something like this, however, if there are braces or other orthodontic appliances, using a water irrigation device may be useful to remove food and plaque from the gum line and teeth.  These devices also have been proven to show reduction in bleeding gums, inflammation of the gums, and plaque accumulation.  best mouthwash Linwood NJ 08221

 

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