• different brands of toothbrushes
• fluoride products
• tooth whiteners
Regular use of these products can help to prevent plaque buildup and gum disease.
Healthy Oral Hygiene
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There are so many oral care products on the store shelves, how do you decide what’s best for you and your family … favorite brand, lowest price, great flavor, safe and effective. The ADA Seal of Acceptance is designed to help consumers make informed decisions about safe and effective consumer products. When you see the ADA Seal on a package, you can be sure the product inside has been thoroughly evaluated to be safe and effective. You may take it for granted that’s true of all products, but to obtain the ADA Seal companies are frequently asked to meet higher standards than what is required by law. Rest assured, products with the Seal have gone the extra mile to prove they do what they say.
Basic oral hygiene products are toothbrush, dental floss, interproximal cleaning devices, mouthwash and several varieties of automatic toothbrushes. As important has having these items in the house is using them and using them properly.
Many people say "but I brush everyday"; however, they often may not brush every tooth or every tooth effectively or frequently enough or at the proper time. Proper oral hygiene technique can be learned on sites such as the ada.org website and by asking your dental professional.
It's not that complicated but it does take time to learn correctly. The skills pay off in better dental health and therefore, decreased cost for dental care.