Dental Tools Everyone Should Have in Burbank
Doing all you can to clean your teeth and gums between dental visits helps keep your dental treatments to a minimum. When you take advantage of the dental health products available for use at home, you keep your teeth in optimal condition.
Toothbrushes approved by the American Dental Association guarantee that your tender gums and teeth are cleaned by bristles that are not too soft, nor too hard. Used twice a day for a minimum of two minutes, toothbrushes are the cornerstone of oral health.
Fluoridated toothpaste is essential to keep teeth strong. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and protects teeth from decay. Fluoride toothpaste routinely remineralizes teeth, fortifying enamel.
Dental Floss is another necessity in maintaining oral health. The friction caused by flossing loosens plaque that builds up in the hard to reach areas of your mouth and under the gums. Dental floss removes bacteria from the gum line, preventing the infections that lead to gum disease.
Oral Irrigators shoot a steady stream of water into your mouth, removing food particles and bacteria from the teeth and gums. There is debate over whether flossing or water irrigation is more effective in cleaning teeth, but both are excellent preventive tools for sanitizing your teeth and gums. Oral irrigators are also invaluable to those undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment as the water can reach areas between brackets and wires that dental floss cannot.
Therapeutic mouthwash approved by the American Dental Association kills the harmful bacteria that damage teeth and gums and cause bad breath. Bacteria release an unpleasant smelling sulfur compound that causes bad breath, and the antimicrobial ingredients in mouthwash freshens breath.
Tongue scrapers are excellent for removing plaque from the tongue and preventing it from lingering in the mouth and damaging surrounding dentition and gums. Tongue scrapers also are very helpful in eliminating bad breath.
Portable cleaning devices such as interdental and disposable toothbrushes or flossing picks are great for cleaning teeth between meals. Storing them in your car, backpack, purse, or at the office are an excellent way to keep teeth clean throughout the day.
Teeth whitening gels can be applied to dentition in the form of strips or trays. Carbamide peroxide is the active brightening agent, and it safely removes surface stains on teeth.
Contact the Dental Office of Dr. Jose Ruiz and Associates to Maintain Optimal Oral Health
Dr. Jose Ruiz and Associates encourage you to take advantage of the many over the counter devices that keep your teeth and gums healthy, breath fresh and smiles bright. For your routine exams and cleanings, contact Dr. Ruiz. He provides outstanding dental care to people living in Burbank and Toluca Lake.