With so many dental care products on the market, how should you decide which products to use? This document provides general information on some basic dental products – toothpastes, toothbrushes,...

Dental Care Products Making the Right Choice

postato da lilyeven12 il 02/01/2018
Categoria: Salute e Benessere - tags: dental instruments

With so many dental care products on the market, how should you decide which products to use? This document provides general information on some basic dental products – toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, and rinses. Toothpaste basics When buying a toothpaste for you or your child age 6 years and older, select one that contains fluoride. Toothpastes containing fluoride have been shown to prevent cavities. One word of caution: check the manufacturer’s label. Some toothpastes are not recommended for children under age 6. This is because young children swallow toothpaste, and swallowing too much fluoride can lead to tooth discoloration in permanent teeth. Choose a toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA’s Seal of Acceptance means that the product has met ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness, and that packaging and advertising claims are scientifically supported. Some manufacturers choose not to seek the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance water picker. Although these products might be safe and effective, their performance has not been studied or endorsed by the ADA. Toothpaste types Perhaps the best strategy for selecting toothpaste products is simply to ask your dentist or hygienist about your oral health issues. Then look for products within that category that have received the ADA Seal of Acceptance dental handpiece. For example, if tartar buildup is a problem, look for tartar control brands of toothpaste. If your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold, or sweets, buy desensitizing toothpaste brands. Finally, choose toothpastes in the form and with the flavor you like. Gels or pastes, or wintergreen or spearmint flavors all work the same. If certain toothpaste ingredients irritate your teeth, cheeks, or lips; if your teeth have become more sensitive; or if your mouth gets irritated after brushing, try changing toothpastes. If the problem continues, see your dentist. Keep in mind that your oral health changes with age, so your toothpaste choice may need to change too. Manual toothbrushes Both adults and children should use a toothbrush with soft bristles dental instruments. Harder bristles might cause gum tissue to pull back (recede) from teeth. This can expose the tooth root and cause sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods and beverages. Even worse, receding gum tissue can lead to tooth loss if not prevented or treated. Select a toothbrush head size that can easily fit into your mouth and can brush one to two teeth at a time. Select a toothbrush with a very small head for a very young child or infant. Ask your dentist or hygienist if you need help choosing a toothbrush that best meets your unique needs. Toothbrushes should be replaced about every four months, or earlier, when the bristles begin to look worn or frayed. (Bristles that fan out or spread is one sign of wear.)