Lynn Dental Care Recommends Extra at Home Oral Health Tools

Lynn Dental Care Recommendations: Dental Accessories

You probably already have the basic essentials for brushing your teeth — a toothbrush and, hopefully, some floss. But there are other options for at-home dental care. By having a more comprehensive dental routine, you can keep your mouth even healthier in between visits. Here are some extra at-home dental care accessories Lynn Dental Care recommends.

Electric Toothbrush

An electric toothbrush isn’t absolutely necessary for a good brushing routine, but it can certainly make it easier. An electric toothbrush can take the guesswork out of your brushing routine. Most come equipped with a two-minute timer that shuts of the toothbrush when time is up. Some also have indicators as to when to switch to a different part of the mouth, giving you a more comprehensive brush. They also rotate at a speed much faster than a manual toothbrush, which helps to get rid of more plaque and debris. Ask for an electric toothbrush recommendation at your next Lynn Dental Care appointment.

A Tongue Scraper

The tongue can sometimes fall by the wayside in your dental routine. Getting a tongue scraper can help ensure your tongue stays clean. One of the main causes of bad breath is the bacteria and compounds that build up on the tongue. A tongue scraper can break these up and help you to have fresher breath.

A Water Pick

While water picks can’t completely replace flossing, they do a great job of cleaning out debris from your teeth. Water picks are also fantastic for those with braces. It can help you clean that hard to get out food caught in your brackets. Getting all of the debris out of your teeth helps you stop the buildup of plaque and prevent gum disease.

Mouthwash

While mouthwash isn’t essential to your dental routine, it definitely doesn’t hurt. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, make sure to get an alcohol-free brand of mouthwash. By using mouthwash, you can kill bacteria in your mouth and help to fight bad breath. Mouthwash requires you to rinse for the full amount of time suggested, so make sure to follow the instructions on the back.

Contact Lynn Dental Care

One of the best things you can do for your oral health is getting regular checkups and cleanings from your dentist at Lynn Dental Care. A dentist can get rid of tartar buildup that you can’t get rid of at home. Lynn Dental Care specializes in general dentistry, orthodontics, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or continue browsing the Lynn Dental Care website for more information.