Easy,Healthy Teeth

Recommended Dental Products

As a dental hygienist, Richelle Janiec recommends that every person should have a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and mouth rinse at home. She says customers should always read labels before they buy any dental products.Customers should keep their eyes peeled for the American Dental Association Accepted labels, which look like this:

Picture of an American Dental Association label

Here's some specific advice Janiec has for different dental products:

Toothbrushes

Janiec says that when it comes to toothbrushes, the softer the bristle the better. Firm toothbrushes can wear down teeth and become problematic. Toothbrushes with soft bristles also last longer than brushes with firmer bristles.

Janiec recommends not keeping a toothbrush any longer than 3 months. The brush should be thrown away when the bristles start to flay or if you have been recently sick.

Floss

Janiec says,"The best type of floss is the kind you use most frequently."

Janiec says individuals should see which type of floss, waxed or unwaxed, is the most comfortable for them to use. It's also important that the floss is able to fit in the tight spaces between teeth.

Mouth wash

Janiec says to check to see if your mouth wash has fluoride. Mouth wash that contains fluoride should be used after brushing and before going to bed. There are some mouth washes that are specifically designed to be used either before or after brushing, so be sure to check the labels.