You should maintain good health of your teeth, and for that you need to make use of the right dental care products. You should brush your teeth twice daily, and floss them regularly. Care should be taken while buying dental care products


Toothbrush: When you buy toothbrush, you will get many varieties in the market. You should always buy a toothbrush that has good and soft bristles. Hard bristles will just harm your gums. Also, soft bristles are more efficient in removing tartar and food particles better than hard bristles.

Your toothbrush should have bristles arranged in such a manner that it can reach all the teeth including molars.

As a rule of thumb, you should replace your toothbrush every 6 months, or even earlier if it shows signs of getting worn out. Also, check for toothbrushes that are approved by American Dental Association (ADA). The toothbrushes that are approved by ADA go through proper quality checking, so check for ADA label on the toothbrush.

After buying a toothbrush make sure that you take proper care of it.


Toothpaste: Make sure that the toothpaste that you are going to buy contains fluoride products. Your toothpaste should not have natural sugar as its ingredients, but instead any substitute of natural sugar. The toothpaste should have a good cleansing effect on the teeth. You can go for toothpastes that have some salt content, as it is good for your gums, as well as good for removing soft plaque. Good toothpaste froths well. So opt for toothpaste that produces good froth.

Toothpastes that are of gel type have low abrasive action, and thus their ability to clean your teeth is also low. There are some types of toothpastes that are actually a combination of regular toothpaste and gel toothpaste. It is good to use those toothpastes, as those will offer you the advantages of both types.


Floss: Dental floss can be found in a wide variety of materials, flavors and colors. Waxed floss is slippery, thereby allowing persons with very tight gaps between teeth to floss easily. Some famous flavors of floss are cinnamon and wintergreen. Although waxed floss frays more than the unwaxed one.

One type of floss known as wide floss is effective for persons with big gaps between their teeth, and also for persons with fragile bridgework.

You can purchase floss in small boxes. Floss is also available in unique, single-use holders that are practical for persons who find it hard to wrap floss over their fingers, and also those who have arthritis.


Mouthwash: There are many types of mouthwashes available in the market and you can select any one of them depending up on the brand. There is not much difference among the various mouthwashes available in the market. Mouthwashes help you to kill the bacteria that may be remaining after you have brushed your teeth. It is a good idea to use a mouthwash regularly, to minimize the chances of bacteria development, and to stay away from oral diseases.



 

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