With shelves stocked with an abundance of brands and options for dental products, it can be more than a bit overwhelming to select the best dental hygiene products. We’ve all been there as we stand in the aisle browsing, picking up one toothpaste then putting it back down, then maybe Googling “best toothpaste.” It’s frustrating. And with the combination of options and information overload, it can be a challenge to narrow down your choices.
In this dental blog post, Dr. Lesperance of South Gables Dental, a top local dentist in South Florida, shares his top dental product picks including best toothpaste, best dental floss, and best mouthwash. So next time you need to restock your medicine cabinet, you can make a confident decision as you make your way to the checkout counter.
Colgate Total Care. While there are many kinds of toothpaste you’ll find in your local drug store that are nearly the same, toothpaste should have fluoride. You can check for coupons from Colgate here.
Top Dental Floss Pick
Glide Floss. While it’s probably not anyone’s favorite chore, daily flossing is imperative for healthy gums and a healthy heart. And can lead to better breath too! Glide floss does just what it says, it glides and goes easier in between teeth than most other flosses on the market. Remember, each tooth has two sides, be sure to wiggle the floss up and down on both sides.
Listerine. Dr. Lesperance’s favorite flavor is cool mint. The nice thing is that it comes in a variety of flavors to meet personal preferences. The important thing is that mouthwash should not replace brushing or flossing but is a good option when on the go or post-flossing to remove any loose debris.
Colgate, Crest, or Oral B toothbrushes are all top contenders. It’s important to look for a toothbrush with soft bristles – you want to be kind to your enamel and your gums. Look to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or after you’ve been sick. And remember, keep it far away from your toilet. I’m sure you can guess why.
Best Electric Toothbrush
Sonicare. While not necessarily better than a good old-fashioned toothbrush, some prefer an electric toothbrush, and the built-in timers can be quite handy.
Best advice for encouraging good dental hygiene in children
Kids like flavored toothpaste. Include them when it comes to selecting their toothbrush and toothpaste flavor. You can even make it a game and family activity to help foster good habits at a young age.
Getting into a good oral hygiene routine is imperative and selecting and using dental products you like can help keep you on track. But remember, your at-home dental routine is just part of good oral health. Be sure to make bi-annual appointments for your routine dental cleanings.
Get Top Dental Health Care in Coral Gables, FL
Ready to improve your dental health? In addition to all of the products Dr. Lesperance recommends, getting a regular dental cleaning every 6 months is highly recommended. Schedule an appointment with a top dentist in Coral Gables, FL below.