The dental aisle of your local store is probably filled with a huge range of different products. Your brushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash are all part of good oral hygiene, and they all have a different impact on your oral health. But does it really matter which type of products you use, or are they all the same? Taking a closer look at this is well worth doing since you’ll be buying dental products for the rest of your life.
Toothbrushes are available in a wide range of styles, and the one you get can have a big impact on your dental health. Here’s what to consider:
• Bristle Strength
• Bristle Shape
• Electric or Not
Angled brushes help reach back teeth, bristle shape may influence results, and bristle strength will impact gum sensitivity. Think about each option and what you need from a brush.
It’s easy to assume that buying cheap toothpaste is a good way to save money, but sometimes paying extra matters. You may need toothpaste for sensitive teeth, for example. Other pastes may contain additional fluoride or work better for plaque control. In some instances, certain people may be allergic to certain toothpastes. It’s important to pay attention to what the toothpaste does for you, so pay attention to this when shopping for your paste.
In general, floss is floss. But there are certain things to consider here as well – in particular whether you need ‘flat’ floss or not. This thin floss is better designed to fit in the narrow spaces of teeth, and could be the only way you are able to floss successfully.
Finally, look at what your mouthwash helps with. Just like toothpaste, different formulas work for different things. If you have gum disease problems, look for rinses that help combat it. Some may have fluoride in them to help with tooth strength. Pay attention to what each mouthwash offers in order to find the right one.
In short, the key to making sure your dental products work for you is to understand exactly what you need from them. Once you know your oral health needs, you’ll be able to find the products that help you get the results you’re looking for. There’s a wide range of products out there, so be sure you get the best ones for your situation.