Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is a given, but did you know that there are tons of other products which you can use in addition to this as a way of making sure that your teeth are healthy, strong and gleaming? Nice teeth are important for looking good and self-esteem, not to mention that pearly white, well-cared for teeth are at far less risk of developing any nasty dental problems in the future. If you’re wondering what you can add to your dental hygiene routine to make it even more effective, here are just some of the best products.
If you haven’t yet tried using an electric toothbrush, now is a really good time to give one a go. Electric toothbrushes are becoming more and more available for all budgets, and you can pick up a battery-operated one for $10 or less in order to see whether or not you like it enough to invest in one which is pricier. Recommended by dentists such as Dr. Russell Cureton DDS at his Salinas Family Dentist practice, electric toothbrushes can do a much better job at keeping teeth clean than a regular toothbrush. This is because they’re designed to operate at just the right pressure and speed and the smaller, fast-moving bristles are far more effective at reaching awkward nooks and crannies in between your teeth.
Do you want whiter teeth? If you’re longing for a gleaming smile but can’t afford pricey teeth whitening procedures, plain old baking soda is a great alternative. Used for years in a whole range of tooth whitening products, you can make a variety of different pastes that use baking soda to clean your teeth, such as a basic baking soda and lemon juice paste which acts as a natural bleaching agent as well as gently scrubbing stains from the surface of your teeth. Or, simply add baking soda to your regular toothpaste when brushing to help keep your pearly whites shining brightly.
There are plenty of foods and drinks which dentists recommend to brush your teeth straight after consuming. However, this good advice may not be very practical for many situations. After all, you can’t really take your toothpaste and brush with you everywhere you go and find a restroom to brush your teeth in every time you drink a coffee or eat a meal that contains gravy. Thankfully, dental gum is a much more viable alternative. Some sugar-free gums are designed with your dental health in mind and will help to keep your teeth clean, your breath fresh, and the PH levels in your mouth balanced thanks to saliva production. If you already chew minty gum, switch to one that’s
certified by dentists to make sure that your mouth and teeth are in the best of health.
Which products do you use for your daily oral hygiene regime? We’d love to hear which products you do and don’t recommend – leave your response in the comments section below.