3 Dental Tools Everyone Needs

Oral health in Beaumont, TX | Joel Lane Smith DDS Being an adult can sometimes feel like you’re Mary Poppins. You have a place and purpose for everything— including your dental care. Although, you may have your toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss to help you prevent against getting cavities, there are a few more things to throw into your carpet bag. From a water-pik to a tongue scraper, here are 3 dental tools that everyone needs to keep in their bathroom.

 

  1. Waterpik

Waterpik’s aren’t just an ideal tool for individuals who have braces. In fact waterpiks are great to use in addition to flossing your teeth in order to get food out of hard to reach places like your back molars. Additionally, through its specially designed capabilities, water-pik’s can also help to gently massage your gums in order to make you feel more relaxed and comfortable, especially after eating foods such as popcorn or steak.

  1. Whitening Toothpaste

If you’re still using generic toothpaste without some sort of peroxide based whitening chemical, you’re really missing out. By using a whitening toothpaste twice a day, you can help to break down surface stains caused by red wine, soda, coffee, and black tea, in order to help you maintain a healthier and whiter smile. Plus, if you use a whitening toothpaste directly after you eat or drink any stain-causing foods or drinks, you can help to prevent any initial build-up of tartar.

  1. Tongue Scraper

Although you can scrub your tongue clean with the bristles on your toothbrush, nothing will quite get rid of the bacteria that causes bad breath quite like a tongue scraper. Design to not only contour to the shape of your tongue but to scrape your tongue deep enough to remove germs and bacteria, tongue scrapers are the ideal tool to help combat bad breath.

 

Keeping care of your dental hygiene unfortunately requires a little more detail than brushing and flossing daily, and visiting the dentist every 6 months. However, by adding these three tools into your routine, you can help to ensure that you receive an A+ during your next exam.

 

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