Dental Products

What Types of Dental Products Should I Buy?

There are so many different dental products available, it can be difficult to know which ones you need to invest in. It’s important to choose mouthwashes, toothpaste, toothbrushes so you can practice good oral hygiene habits and keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.

Choosing a Toothpaste

The best option for finding the best toothpaste for you is to ask your dentist for a recommended product. To help prevent cavities, you’ll want to choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You may prefer a gel or a paste due to the texture and you might like one taste over another. You may also purchase toothpaste designed for those with sensitive teeth.

Choosing a Toothbrush

The primary consideration when you buy a toothbrush is the type of bristles it has. Soft bristles are the most commonly recommended type of toothbrush. It’s important to note that a toothbrush with hard bristles will not be more effective for removing stains or plaque. In fact, harder, or stiffer bristles can actually damage your teeth and gums. Be sure to purchase a toothbrush that is the right size to fit your mouth comfortably and touches only one or two teeth at a time.

Choosing Mouthwash or Rinse

Mouthwashes are good for more than just freshening your breath, it can be an effective tool for fighting gum disease. However, make sure to purchase a mouthwash or rinse that fights bacteria. If it contains fluoride, it can also help fight tooth decay. It is not advisable to use a mouth rinse that contains alcohol for children who are under six years of age. They might swallow it as they do not have enough control.

Your dentist is available to answer questions about which of the dental products is going to be most effective for your situation.

Canker Sores and Cold Sores

There is a distinct difference between canker sores and cold sores, the most prominent one being that a canker sore is inside the mouth and a cold sore is outside.


If you watch pro sports on television, you’ll notice that players in contact sports, and some in non-contact sports wear mouthguards.

Night Guards

Night guards can be an effective treatment option and serve three basic purposes.

Sports Guards

You may need a custom sports guard that is specifically made to fit your mouth perfectly, or you may buy a stock sports guard to help protect your smile.

Thumb Sucking/Snoring Appliances

Thumb sucking can cause dental problems in children if it is not stopped early enough. And snoring can interrupt everyone’s sleep so that no one gets a good night’s sleep.