The Ultimate 2017 Teeth Care Guide
Brushing your teeth has certainly been around for a long time, but the inclusion of electric toothbrushes, flossing, and natural toothpaste is becoming more popular as time goes on.
Which methods are right for you? Here’s the ultimate teeth care guide for 2017.
Manual Toothbrush vs Electric Toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes are on the rise with more and more brands now offering an electric toothbrush to the dental market. The prices for electric toothbrushes vary so much that it can be hard to tell which one will do the job best.
In 2017, it’s still a personal preference that can only be chosen by trying them both out and seeing which one you like the most. The small head of an electric toothbrush allows you to reach the back of your mouth better but it can take a little longer to ensure you reach every other spot of your mouth and gums.
Manual toothbrushes are just as effective at removing plaque but make sure you use them correctly and brush your teeth all over at a reasonable speed.
Don’t Underestimate Flossing
Dentists will tell you that even your children can and should floss. Flossing allows you to get between your teeth to remove the build-up of plaque and food that toothbrushes tend to miss. This means you can avoid decay and painful cavities forming on your teeth.
Even more popular than dental floss in 2017 is dental tape which is more of a ribbon than a string. Dental tape is so thin it’s very easy to get in between your teeth. It’s great for children and adults alike.
Mouthwashes Are Good if You Choose the Right One
Mouthwashes continue to be popular in 2017. Dentists recommend being careful with your choice of mouthwash as some are simply ineffective and some may even damage your teeth. Those that contain fluoride are good as they can further protect your teeth against plaque and decay.
Natural Toothpastes Are on the Rise
As people become more and more conscious of the effects of additives and preservatives on their bodies, many are turning to natural toothpaste. Because of this, many varieties of natural toothpaste are now safe and effective to use for your daily oral hygiene routine. Just be mindful when choosing your toothpaste as some may not contain fluoride or the ingredients needed to prevent decay.
Where Should You Go for Your 2017 Dental Health Care?
At Titirangi Dental we deliver excellent options for your oral care and will do so in a way that puts your mind at ease. Our attentive and educated team is here to make sure you are receiving the best care possible for your teeth. For all your teeth and gum needs, contact Titirangi Dental or visit us in West Auckland to make an appointment today.