Dental Products

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Our smile says a lot about us. The ideal is two rows of pearly white teeth, with no gaps or irregularities, topped with healthy, pink gums. Astonishing advances in dental care and dental surgery have made our quest for a whiter than white smile ever easier to achieve. While you can preserve your smile for a reasonable price, it's not cheap to repair the damage at a late stage. Most dental products are geared toward preventive care that will help you keep your mouth healthy for life. In fact good dental repair work is so costly that for generations a good smile has become a status symbol for the rich, and particularly the famous.

A Dazzling Smile

No matter what kind of choppers you were born with, if you have the cash you can end up with a smile to rival that of any catwalk model or superstar. Even the most expensive dental treatment, however, won't do you much good if you're not prepared to commit to the daily tasks of cleaning and caring for your mouth. It is the daily efforts that will have the greatest effect.

Many of us are forever trying new dental products in the hope that we'll improve, or at least preserve our smile. Good daily dental care is acknowledged to be essential to the preservation of healthy teeth and gums. Having healthy gums is the basis for healthy teeth: you cannot have healthy teeth and unhealthy gums, or vice versa. Unfortunately gum disease is often not apparent until it is in its advanced stages, when damage to the teeth will have already begun.

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease begins when bacteria eat away at the spot where the gum joins the tooth. Gradually inflammation is set up and little by little pockets of disease form which pull the gum away from the tooth and root. This sets up a vicious cycle which can result in total destruction of the gums and teeth. To stop and even reverse the cycle, excellent nutrition is required to provide the body with nutrients that can repair the damage. Skilled hygiene procedures are also used tp remove the plaque and organisms on a frequent basis. This removes their ability to continue to cause damage. This process takes commitment but it works if you stick at it.

Aside from excellent nutrition, which is a critical factor to overall body health, including the gums and teeth, there are steps you can take to make sure you keep your teeth for life. Hygiene is vital. Daily brushing, not with just any old brush, and regular flossing are key here.

Choosing the correct toothbrush for you begins with your mouth. While some of us prefer larger brushes, others cannot use them because they're too big to reach right to the back of the mouth. In general smaller brushes do a better job. Hard toothbrushes should never be used because they can damage your gums and scratch your tooth enamel. Stick to soft or medium and brush from the top of the gum down to the bottom of the tooth only. If you persist in using a rough up and down movement you will damage your gums.

Using a Water Pik

While a Water Pik device is nice for anyone to use, it can be essential for anyone who has what's known as an "overcrowded mouth." This is where the teeth are naturally spaced so close together that it's hard, or impossible to clean between them properly. You can trust your Water Pik to get right in the crevices and flush away all the debris before it begins to cause decay. If you have any bridgework, a Water Pik can help you to take care of it properly.

Other dental products such as teeth whiteners, dental nightguards, powered toothbrushes and tongue cleaners can all play a role in keeping our smile dazzling. It's safe to say that if you have any kind of an ongoing oral problem, such as bad breath or badly spaced teeth, you can find a solution. Dental products that you buy yourself can often be just as important to your solution as those expensive visits to the dentist.


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