Oral care is something everybody should stay on top of. It shouldn’t be too difficult especially if you have a few nifty products that can make your oral routine easier and more “convenient.”
Fortunately, different wellness companies are creating amazing dental care products with people’s unique requirements in mind. Rounded up below are six of them that you should consider purchasing for yourself.
1. Portable water flosser
This product is a lot similar to the water flosser used by dentists for oral prophylaxis. It targets food debris caught between teeth and around the gums. Typically, what people use are those waxed strings, which have the tendency to cut the gums.
The portable water flosser, on the other hand, is a much better flossing product. It releases a jet blast of air and micro droplets of water to dislodge food debris — therefore, no matter how strong the jet blast is, it doesn’t cut or hurt the gums.
Family and pediatric dentists recommend this product. It is ideal for people with sore and sensitive gums, and young children who simply cannot work a traditional dental floss properly.
This product, which is also called an air floss, is much pricier than the most expensive dental floss on the market, but you can use this product for years and all the members of the family can actually share it.
2. Whitening ampoules
These are currently on sale in pharmacies and even grocers. If you like getting professional teeth whitening but you wish to extend the effects of the treatment for a much longer time, whitening ampoules can help.
They are a little pricey, though, but if you travel often and cannot have your teeth whitened by your dentist on time, these are certainly worth having for a bright smile and fresh breath.
3. Dental tablets
These tablets contain the probiotic S. salivarius M18, which produces an enzyme that prevents the formation of sticky deposits that lead to bad breath and plaque. M18 strains overpower bacteria in the mouth for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums.
Dental tablets are usually in chewable form and come in a minty flavor.
4. Toothy tabs
These are not like dental tablets because they work as toothpaste substitutes. If you like to brush your teeth after every meal but you find bringing a tube of toothpaste a hassle, consider toothy tabs.
You just place a tablet in your mouth when you’re ready to brush. Let it dissolve and then brush away. These toothy tabs come in a variety of “clean” flavors that will leave your mouth feeling quite fresh.
5. Gum brush
Gums normally do not get much care because people’s focus tends to be on the teeth but they need just as much care. Periodontal disease is no joke.
There are gum brushes available in dental supplies stores and they have soft bristles that effectively clean gums but are gentle enough to prevent scratching.
A gum brush doesn’t only get rid of mouth bacteria; it also provides a massage that boosts blood circulation to make you gums look healthier.
6. Toothbrush sanitizer case
If you want to make sure that the toothbrush you bring with you everywhere is not a breeding ground for germs, you will love the toothbrush sanitizer (or sterilizer) case.
This battery-operated device uses germicidal UV technology (similar to what’s used to disinfect hospital equipment) to kill off germs like streptococcus and listeria from a toothbrush. This sanitizer case sterilizes toothbrushes in less than seven minutes.
It is so effective in killing off germs that some professional make-up artists also use this sanitizer case to sterilize their make-up sponges and brushes.
These cool products are all worth buying if you really want to take your oral health seriously. Some of them, though, are definitely pricier than your usual dental care products. However, you can trust that these can make a big difference in your oral care routine and, more importantly, to your overall health.
Dr. Yvette Porter is the founding dentist at Apple Dental in Newstead, Brisbane, which she started over 11 years ago, and continues to own and practice there today. She works with a team of female dentists who aim to provide gentle, and affordable dental care to patients in Brisbane. Dr. Porter is a member of the Australian Dental Association and is passionate about family, and children’s dentistry, hoping to make their dental experience truly pleasant.