In this post, we highlight five types of dental care products that you need to use for clean teeth and healthy gums.
Fluoride toothpaste: Saliva is your body’s natural defence against bacteria, but fluoride is also needed. Scientific evidence shows that using a toothpaste containing fluoride twice a day, and regular drinking of water that contains fluoride, provides sufficient protection. Depending on your specific oral condition, your dentist or dental hygienist will advise the levels of fluoride needed in your toothpaste.
Toothbrush: It is necessary to remove plaque everyday from all tooth surfaces. This can be achieved by brushing and flossing your teeth. Plaque is easily removed by using a toothbrush. Depending on your preference, you can use a manual toothbrush or a power toothbrush.
Dental Floss: A dental floss is a useful tool to clean those areas which are hard for a toothbrush to reach. These areas are mainly between the teeth, also known as interdental surfaces.
Mouth Rinses: A mouth rinse provides extra fluoride when there is a risk of higher tooth decay. Mouth rinses are used once or twice daily.
Fluoride Varnish: Your dentist or dental hygienist will apply a thin coating of resin to protect it from tooth decay. The varnish delivers the fluoride directly to the tooth surface to slow down the process of caries formation. This product is used in children or those who have a higher risk of developing caries, such as orthodontic patients.
At Smile Concepts, we use different products based on the situation and requirements. We have the necessary experience and expertise to tackle all your dental concerns, be it teeth or gums.