Going to the store for dental products shouldn’t be stressful, yet sometimes it tends to feel that way. There are countless products made just for your teeth that it can be difficult to know which product is going to work best for your teeth. Our team is going to give you the essentials you should look for next time you’re at the store to ensure a healthy and strong mouth for years to come.
First look for the ADA (American Dental Association) Seal of Acceptance. This means that the toothpaste has met the criteria for safety and effectiveness. Next, choose toothpaste that contains fluoride, which is essential for preventing cavities. Other than that, it’s up to you! Toothpaste comes in a wide variety of colors and flavors.
Most dentists recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for adults and children. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, this may be a good choice. Soft bristles are effective at removing plaque and stains from your teeth.
Choose a toothbrush that also has a head size that would easily fit in your mouth and touch one or two of your teeth at a time. Children generally only need a very small toothbrush to work.
Mouthwash is not only a great way to freshen your breath, but can be an effective method to fight off gum disease. There are several varieties of mouthwash on the market today. Bacteria-fighting rinse can be great to fight off gum disease and rinses that contain fluoride can help in the prevention of tooth decay. Children under 6 should not use a mouthwash that is alcohol-based.
If you have questions about what products will work best for your teeth, give our office a call today at (770) 386-3908!