Oral health products come in a myriad of forms, sizes, and colours, each touting to have the best effect on the removal of plaque and keeping teeth and gums healthy and clean.
Dental product confusion
The number of products can confuse a dental consumer, so the help of our hygienist should be sought to formulate a customized approach to oral hygiene, tailored to your individual needs.
The presence of gum disease, braces, bridgework, and implants, add a different dimension to the proper care of teeth and supporting structures.
Oral care products fall in the following categories:
A small head with bristles of the same length, and a straight handle is recommended. Our hygienist will be happy to suggest a brush that is best suited for your needs.
Toothpastes and gels:
There is little difference between a paste and a gel, and selection is simply a matter of personal preference. In recent years there has been a proliferation of specialty dentifrices (toothpaste) each claiming a different function:
The mouth responds to a minimum amount of focused maintenance and overzealous brushing using the wrong type of oral health product can have a detrimental effect on the gums and teeth. Choosing the right oral home care product can be confusing. If in doubt check the ADA Seal of Acceptance program (ADA: American Dental Association), or ask our hygienist.