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Oral Hygiene Products for Better Health

Oral health is very important and you need to make sure that you visit a dentist twice a year so that you can get an idea of what needs to be done. The dentist will be able to spot problems early on so that you will be able to save money that will otherwise have to be spent on costly rectification procedures and you will not have to suffer any pain unnecessarily. 

There are many products that are designed and marketed for the betterment of oral health. But it is best to get a recommendation from dentists Doncaster so that you don’t make the wrong choice. One of the most important tools when it comes to oral health is a toothbrush. You need to brush your teeth twice a day; once after you wake up in the morning and once before you go to bed at night. There are both manual and electric toothbrushes. If you are a person whose teeth are very sensitive, you need to select a very soft brush so that it doesn’t cause you any pain when you are brushing. Generally, even without sensitive teeth, you are advised to choose a soft toothbrush that has a small head so that it can reach all areas of the mouth. There are many manufacturers and brands that provide electric toothbrushes and this is convenient as you don’t need to put a lot of effort into the task of brushing. Select an electric brush that has a small head so that it can cover all surfaces and each nook and cranny of the mouth. It is notoriously hard to brush wisdom teeth and the side of the teeth that is on the inside facing the tongue. Make sure you read reviews and ask for recommendations from your dentist when you are selecting an electric toothbrush that has good cleaning action.

There are interdental brushes that are used for areas that can’t be reached by a normal toothbrush. They are generally used to clean between your teeth. When your toothbrush can’t reach a certain spot, plaque can build up there and cause cavities as well as other issues. It can give rise to a bad odour as well. There are different sizes of interdental brushes that you can find on the market based on your requirement. Flossing is also important and just like brushing teeth; it has to be carried out twice a day. You will be able to find many educational videos regarding the right way to floss. One of the tools that can be used to floss is a water flosser and this can effectively remove plaque between teeth. If you find it difficult to manoeuver or you have issues with dexterity, a water flosser can be very convenient for you. The flosser will be able to reach areas that your toothbrush will not be able to.

If you don’t require a water flosser, you can use waxed floss. There is unwaxed floss as well but most people find it hard to use it. If you are new to flossing it can take a little getting used to but with practice you will be able to ensure your teeth are kept clean. An easier way to floss is using floss with a handle. There are floss handles that you can buy for this purpose. It is not just your teeth that you have to clean; the tongue is an important part of the mouth that needs regular cleaning. You can use a tongue scraper for this.

Tim Rosengarten
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