There’s no substitute for regular brushing, flossing and dental visits, but these oral health helpers could be great additions to your dental care routine. They test your toothbrush techniques and can take your teeth to the next level of clean.
These dental detectives contain a dye that stains plaque-filled areas you missed. After brushing, chew the tablet and swish for 30-60 seconds. Once you spit it out, take a look in the mirror to literally see how well you’re brushing.
2. Mouth Mirror
For those hard-to-see areas, a small dental mirror works wonders. Run the mini mirror under warm water to prevent it from fogging.
A tongue scraper cleans crevices and removes plaque and debris. Your tongue contains billions of bacteria, so a scraper is essential to banish bad breath. After you brush, gently move your tongue scraper in a downward motion.
As an alternative to string floss, a water flosser can help with those awkward or hard to reach areas. A water flosser can also help prevent gum tissue damage from vigorous or incorrect flossing.
Which oral health helper is the right fit for your smile?