Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist or hygienist what they think about a dental product that you may have seen advertised and want to know more about. They keep up with many of the newer products that are being introduced to the market every day and are happy to make recommendations.
The one element that must be evident in a product before a dental professional will put his stamp of approval on it is fluoride. After that the choice of taste or consistency is a matter of personal preference. Toothpastes for instance, come in many forms and flavors. You could buy travel sized versions to experiment with until you find one that you really like. The same holds true for mouthwash – just be sure it contains fluoride.
The American Dental Association puts their Seal of Approval on products that they know to be safe and effective. You can find a list of the products that they have acknowledged on the ADA website. There you will find information on toothpastes, mouth rinses, flosses and denture care products, to name a few.
There is a variety of toothbrushes available to suit your likes. In most cases professionals recommend that their patients use a soft bristle brush. It may surprise you to know that harder bristles are not any better at removing plaque than the soft ones are. As a matter of fact, harder bristles can harm soft gum tissue.
Dr. Looze is happy to answer questions from patients who are concerned about providing their families with the best dental care possible. Call Southlands Dental @ 720-886-0606.