3 Dental Tools To Have On Hand Besides Your Manual Toothbrush

27 April 2019
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


Are you looking for a way to better maintain your oral health? If so, you may want to consider some additional tools to get the job done.

Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are not just a fancy way to upsell you on that basic brush you get for free after your semi-annual cleaning. They can actually offer many benefits that you may not have thought of. In general, electric toothbrushes are going to be more effective at removing plaque, reducing gum irritation, and protecting the enamel on your teeth.

If the last time you have used an electric toothbrush was back in the 90's, know that there have been some serious upgrade to make it worth the investment. Timers, pressure sensors, and brush replacement warnings work together to ensure your teeth are as clean as possible.

Water Flosser

A water flosser can also provide some serious benefits, especially for those that hate using string floss. Water flossers are very effective at removing the plaque found between your teeth thanks to the pulsating jet of water. It can help get deeper into your gums in a way that you were never able to do yourself when using traditional dental floss.

However, water flossers are also great for people in your home that have unique dental issues. Anybody with braces knows the challenges of cleaning between the metal bracket, which a water flosser can clean quite easily. People that suffer from periodontal disease will notice that water flossing helps reduce bleeding and fighting the infection. It's a product that is not just used for your personal hygiene, since everyone in your home can use it.

Tongue Scraper

Have you ever tried brushing your tongue with a traditional toothbrush? You likely have noticed that it is not very effective. That's because tooth brushes are designed for cleaning the hard surface of your teeth, not your tongue. Cleaning your tongue will not only remove bacteria that can gather in your mouth before bed, but will help freshen your breath in the morning.

All you need to do is run the tongue scraper over your tongue and wash it off when you're done. It's a fairly cheap dental tool, so it is worth trying out to see if you like the benefits that it provides.

Speak to your dentist about what else you could be using to help improve your oral health. You may be surprised at what they recommend.