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Over the years the makers of quality oral hygiene products have made serious advances in their products in an effort to provide your family with a wide variety of dental health needs. Sometimes it can be a little hard to choose between these products. That being said there are a few things to keep in mind.

The first thing you should look for is the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the product has been researched and tested by the ADA for safety and effectiveness.

Many manufacturers have different designs for their toothbrushes. However most boil down into one of two categories.

Powered toothbrushes have a bristle head that rotate. Some people prefer this style because they feel it helps them focus on specific spots on their teeth. Manual toothbrushes are simply a handle attached to bristles. Both types of toothbrushes can be equally effective at cleaning your teeth. However selecting the brush that you like best will encourage you to use it more often.

There are two types of floss, waxed and unwaxed. Both are equally effective at removing food particles and plaque from between teeth. Some people with tightly fitting teeth prefer waxed floss because it slides between their teeth easier.

Mouthwash is very popular in many families oral hygiene regimen. Antiseptic mouthwash can indeed help kill bacteria in the mouth they cannot replace floss’s ability to remove food particles from between your teeth.

This busy season, make sure you have the dental products you need to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine and keep your pearly whites healthy for a lifetime of smiles! Please call us at 770-536-8868 if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health.