PRODUCTS RECOMMENDED BY DENTAL HYGIENISTs
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Sonicare® or Oral-B® Braun. Not only are they easy to use, have a timer – helping to brush for the 2 minutes that is recommended – they also minimize damage to the gum tissue that can occur from overzealous brushing and bristles that are harsh, both of which can lead to gum recession.
The Waterpik® is our go-to. Combined with the use of an electric toothbrush, you can be sure to reach the areas that are most difficult to access, such as in-between posterior teeth and at the gum line. The potential for decay and for gum disease is reduced.
Daily, preferably in the morning and before bedtime, use helps dislodge food particles and breaks up plaque, making it easier for your electric toothbrush and water flosser to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Oral-B® Glide is one product we suggest when the teeth are close together (called a tight contact), which is a common place for cavities to develop.
An ADA-approved brand, which requires the inclusion of fluoride, is always suggested. Most of the leading ADA-approved brands have numerous choices to assist in the reduction of sensitivity, whitening and brightening teeth, strengthening weakened enamel, and, of course, cavity prevention. Two of our ‘go-to’ products for patients with specific needs are:
- Sensodyne®– for sensitivity
- Paradontax ™– for bleeding gums
Selection of an ADA-approved product is the 1st criterion, again containing fluoride. Secondly, we prefer products without alcohol. Listerine® Purple Zero and Act® Zero Alcohol are two CSDA favorites.
Dry Mouth Products
There are numerous causes, such as medications and illness, which reduce the production of saliva. Biotene® offers various products that increase comfort and XyliMelts® help increase saliva production.
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