Oral Hygiene Aids

You need to remove the bacterial plaque in your mouth daily. This is where your primary tools for oral hygiene – your toothbrush and dental floss – come into play. They are used in conjunction with toothpaste and mouthwash. But toothpaste may also have other ingredients in it:

 

Oral Hygiene Tips

  • Polishing agents to aid in cleaning your teeth
  • Fluoride to prevent decay which can lead to cavities
  • Anti-tartar agents to prevent the buildup of tartar
  • Anti-plaque/anti-gingivitis agents to control plaque and gingivitis
  • Whiteners to remove dental stains
  • Sensitivity compounds to decrease the sensitivity to heat, cold, and sweets

People gargle or rinse using mouthwash to help fight bacteria. It is often used to control:

  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Plaque
  • Gingivitis
  • Tartar and calculus build up

View our oral hygiene videos below on proper brushing, flossing and preventive dentistry tips.

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