Luckily in today’s advanced technology, there are many new dental hygiene products for prevention purposes in dentistry.
Consider Sugar Substitutes to Reduce Decay
Since sugar feeds the bacteria in your mouth that causes decay, it is best to substitute your sugar. Even better to eliminate sugar all together but that is difficult since it is added to so many things.
One sugar substitute which actually helps fight decay is xylitol. It can be found in a powder form much like cane sugar. It is also found in chewing gum and breathe mints. Plus, there is now a new toothpaste with xylitol instead of sugar.
Healthy Chewable Products
Another great product for cavity prevention is Pro Flora Oral Health Chewables. Pro Flora is actually a product that puts “good bacteria” in your mouth to combat the “bad bacteria”. Simply chew one tablet a day and it changes the ph in your mouth to reduce the acid content.
Pro Flora Oral Health Chewables is a chewable probiotic blend specifically formulated to support microbial balance in the oral cavity and to help promote dental and respiratory health. This product provides 1 billion organisms per serving.
Another product that has been improved for tooth health is fluoride. They now make a fluoride varnish for teeth that can actually remineralize a tooth surface.
There are fluoride rinses available as well as the traditional fluoride gel that for many of us are childhood memories. The gel put in a tray and placed in the mouth for one to four minutes.
Now with the varnish, it is painted on clean teeth. It actually sticks to the teeth allowing it to work in needed areas, strengthening your teeth.
Use an Electric Toothbrush
Using electric toothbrushes are also a great way to help prevent dental problems.
There are several toothbrushes to choose from. The sonic type toothbrush is the best.
It actually helps to oxygenate the gums. Plus the automation assists in cleaning more plaque off the teeth.
I have yet to see an electric flosser that actually works well.
Brushing and Flossing
Let’s not forget about the other dental hygiene products, the basic soft toothbrush and floss.
Dental floss is so important in oral health. It is the only way to clean in between your teeth. There is a small space down under the gingiva between your teeth that floss is the only thing that will fit in the space to clean it.
When flossing, be sure to really try and scrape each side of the tooth when the floss is down below the gums of the tooth. That exact “space” is the purpose for flossing.
It has been said that is someone was only able to either brush or floss, that flossing would be the choice!
Of course, it is recommended to brush and floss daily.
Regular use of these dental hygiene products will help you to improve your oral health.