It can be quite overwhelming when you visit the supermarket and there is a whole wall of toothbrushes and toothpastes to choose from. With so many brands offering so many different benefits and perks, how do you ensure you’re choosing the right one?
Why is it so important to buy the right toothpaste?
To get started, it helps to ask yourself a few questions about youth teeth. First off, do you have particularly sensitive teeth? If the answer is yes, you’ll want to be choosing toothpaste that has been formulated especially for your sensitivity. This will save you a lot of pain, while still giving your teeth a thorough clean.
For many people, including children, it’s essential to choose a toothpaste with a good amount of fluoride. While fluoride is easy to include through everyday eating and drinking, children’s teeth still need the extra support from fluoride in toothpaste. Similarly, some adults don’t have fluoride included in their diet and so will need to double check that they’re getting enough by selecting a fluoride toothpaste. For people with diabetes and a number of other conditions, fluoride toothpaste is an important step to having good oral health. If you’re not sure if you need to be choosing a fluoride toothpaste, check with your dentist at your next appointment.
Everyone should be choosing an anti-cavity toothpaste. A key element of affordable dental care is preventing the need for additional treatments, such as having cavities repaired. By brushing your teeth properly, at least twice a day and with anti-cavity toothpaste, you’ll be helping your teeth to fight against cavities. Most toothpaste you’ll find today is anti-cavity, but it’s definitely worth your while to check the label.
Is it better to have a manual or electric toothbrush?
Both manual and electric toothbrushes have pros and cons, and it’s important to make the best choice for you and your teeth.
If you’re purchasing a manual toothbrush you’ll have a wide variety of options to choose from, and most of them are very affordable. Electric toothbrushes are far more limited in their variety, and come at a much higher price point.
The main perk of an electric toothbrush is that it does all the work for you. Its power rotation helps to loosen plaque, and the variable speeds mean there are options for everyone, regardless of tooth or gum sensitivity.
Why you should invest in a branded toothbrush over a no name cheaper alternative
Your toothbrush is responsible for cleaning your mouth, and doing a good job of it, at least twice a day. From our perspective, this makes it worth spending a few extra dollars with a reputable manufacturer to ensure it’s good quality.
Affordable dental care starts with taking good care of your teeth everyday. Make sure, regardless of which type of brush you’re using, that you replace it (or just the head for an electric brush) every three months. After this point the bristles will become worn and may loose their effectiveness.
Oral Health Routine
It is important to include a regular 6 monthly Oral Hygiene – Scale and Clean check-up to your routine. This will help to remove plaque that a toothbrush cannot get off, helping to prevent decay and gum issues if left to accumulate.