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As we approach the new year, our lists of New Year’s resolutions continues to grow. Yours might include getting in shape, eating healthier, or making more time for your family. An uncommon resolution is making time for your teeth! We only seem to notice our smiles when they’re not quite as white as we’d like or when we have any sort of tooth pain. Entering a new year is a great excuse to target your oral health prior to any problems. Let’s talk about 5 products that can make a difference for your teeth in 2017!
2017 might just be the year you should give in to the electric toothbrush. If it isn’t something your dentist has suggested before, it’s time to bring it up at your next appointment. Electric toothbrushes do the hard work that manual toothbrushes cannot. The spinning heads make a circular scrubbing motion on the surface of each tooth that removes plaque-causing bacteria.
Flossing is a critical component in maintaining cavity-free teeth, but it’s something most don’t do often enough. The Waterpik™ is not a substitute for flossing, rather something to enhance the benefits of flossing. The device has a tank that fills with water and a toothbrush-like head that streamlines the water in between your teeth. Not only does the Waterpik™ help remove food particles left behind by floss, it gently massages your gums to help them look healthy and pink. Pick one of these up when you get that electric toothbrush; they make a great pair!
Many mouthwashes advertise their effectiveness for killing harmful bacteria. Especially if they contain anti-plaque ingredients, mouthwashes offer protection for your enamel. If nothing else, this product is a strong competitor in the continued fight against bad breath! A little swish in the morning and before bed can help your breath smell fresher and maintain a cavity-free smile.
Are you looking for that finishing touch to your 2016 resolution to get back into shape? Your next step might be whitening your smile! There are several effective options for teeth whitening in the coming year, ranging from a simple whitening toothpaste to in-office whitening treatments. The “white” treatment for you depends on how much whiter you’d like your smile and the sensitivity level of your teeth and gums. Choosing your treatment method is a great discussion to have with your dentist at your first cleaning appointment of the new year.
If you don’t think you have time to floss or if it’s too much work to floss the old fashioned way, floss picks are the product for you to try in 2017! They’re travel-friendly and perfect for keeping in a purse, a backpack, or even in your car. Flossing is important in keeping your teeth cavity-free. Using a floss pick after you brush your teeth as well as after meals is an effective method for fighting cavity-causing bacteria.