Tools to keep your dental hygiene

Dental health is vital to maintaining overall health. It is critical to a healthy life. Cleaning your teeth will clear away the bacteria stuck in your mouth before it even gets into your body. This is what makes dental health so important to the wellness of your body. Your health is your wealth. By keeping your teeth clean, you protect your asset. And you don’t have to do it by spending a lot of money by going to a dental hygienist either. There are simple and basic at-home tools you can use to do just that. The array of products in the dental care aisle may be overwhelming. Stick to these basic run-of-the-mill teeth cleansing tools to keep your dental health.

Toothbrush

toothbrushA toothbrush is probably the most indispensable tool for keeping your teeth and your gums healthy. We have all learned to use it since kindergarten. And that is for a good reason. It is the most convenient tool in oral care. Brush your teeth with a toothbrush at least twice a day, or if you can after every time you’ve had something to eat. When choosing a toothbrush to buy, there are several bristle options. There is soft, medium, and hard bristles. Dentists will always suggest you to go for the soft ones. They are gentle on your gums and won’t be too abrasive. You can also consider buying an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can prevent the harsh swaying motion of brushing and replace it with the gentle circular motion it is programmed to do. But remember to buy a toothbrush with the shape and size that can fit in your mouth conveniently. This will make for a more comfortable and easier teeth cleaning process.

Dental floss

dental flossFlossing is important to remove the food particles that your toothbrush missed while brushing your teeth. You should floss at least once a day to get rid of the tiny food bits stuck and trapped between your teeth. This will help to reduce plaques. It will also help in reducing the likelihood of gum diseases and your tooth decay. If your teeth are more tightly spaced, you should use flossing tape or the waxed floss. They glide between your teeth more seamlessly.

Water flossers

tools for dental careWater flossers are a great alternative to dental floss. It is similar to the flossers that you can find at the dentists, but it is now made convenient for at home use. And you can find it sold freely on the market. These flossers are a lot more effective than your average flossing tape. It has a targeted stream of water that will remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. It is also more comfortable and easier to use than your basic dental floss. It also has added gum benefits since its pulsating action stimulates gum tissues. It is fast, easy, effective, and takes care of your dental health.