Posted on March 8, 2021 by Gentle Dental Care Team
Your oral health is important to your overall physical health too. What happens to your teeth easily spreads throughout your body and happens to those organs as well. Knowing this, you should have a regular oral health routine in place already.
But many of our patients don’t actually use the right tools on a daily basis. Or, they’re not using all of the recommended tools from us either. As a result, your teeth become easily neglected, which has negative ramifications for your body.
At Gentle Dental, it is our job to clean teeth and educate the population on proper oral health routines. So, here is a list of 3 additional oral health tools that you should be adding to your regular cleaning routine.
3 Tools to add to your routine:
- Electric Toothbrush: Regular toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes actually both do their jobs quite well. But the electric toothbrush far outshines its competitor in one aspect: its ability to remove plaque. Because of the electric toothbrush’s vigorous motion, it actually removes plaque slightly more than its counterpart. Moreover, due to many advancements, electric toothbrushes with a timer help people brush their teeth for the proper amount of time, which also helps to remove more plaque from the teeth.
- Mouthwash: Did you know that mouthwash is actually a very important part of your oral health routine. Mouthwash alone acts as a deterrent to bacteria that can fester and grow in your mouth. More than that, it prevents bad breath when used daily, and it helps rebuild your teeth protective coat. Many people skip out on mouthwash due to thinking that its only use is to make your breath smell better, but it does so much more than that. It is a strong astringent that chases away lots of harmful bacteria in your mouth.
- Irrigators: Oral irrigators are quite expensive but worth the money if you can afford one. These irrigators utilize a strong stream of water that helps to push away and remove left behind food particles between your teeth. Irrigators are especially helpful for those with braces or anyone who has trouble flossing properly. These irrigators are to be used as a supplement, not a replacement for your regular brushing routine though.
Get in touch today!
Overall, brushing your teeth is not so much so as a habit as it is something you need to do. Neglecting to brush your teeth properly will have harmful health effects. Don’t forget to contact us today when you need an appointment for your regular 6-month cleaning. Call us at (281) 855-1100.