Here’s a guideline for keeping your “toolbox” (i. e. bathroom cabinet) stocked with all the right and most helpful instruments to keep your smile looking its absolute best!
A Paste That Puts Up A Fight
While generally dentists will tell you that what kind of toothpaste you decide to use doesn’t matter, there are some ingredients you should keep an eye out for if you’re looking to combat a specific issue.
If you have particularly sensitive teeth look into buying a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth. These often include potassium nitrate, a very mild sedative, meant to sooth the nerves that cause sensitivity.
Always opt for fluoride. A toothpaste that contains fluoride can help prevent cavities and fight decay.
We know you want clean teeth, but pass up the abrasive ingredients found in some toothpastes.
The Best Brush
Again, while you might be tempted to believe there’s one brush that’s better than all the rest, the guidelines for choosing the best toothbrush are fairly simple and many brushes can do the job well.
Always choose a soft-bristled brush. No matter how excited you are to get in there and brush you’ll never need bristles that are anything but soft.
The best brush will always be the one you’re most comfortable using because, again, the brushing is done by no one but you!
Remember to change out your brush every three months or when the bristles have become bent and misshapen.
Other Helpful Tools
Floss! Any sort of the waxed string will do the trick. If it’s easier for you consider individual, threaded flossers.
- A fluoride rinse can be beneficial if you live in an area that has lower fluoride levels in the water, or just because you’re hoping to gain a little extra protection.