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Different types of Mouthwash

April 24th, 2024

There are different types of mouthwashes, each with its own unique benefits and ingredients. Some common differences in mouthwashes include:

1. Antiseptic Mouthwash: These mouthwashes contain ingredients like chlorhexidine or alcohol that help kill bacteria and reduce plaque buildup. These are often recommended for preventing gum disease and maintaining good oral hygiene.

2. Fluoride Mouthwash: Fluoride mouthwashes help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities. These are often recommended for individuals at a higher risk of tooth decay.

3. Cosmetic Mouthwash: These mouthwashes focus on freshening breath and may contain ingredients like mint. There also are mouthwashes that will whiten your teeth. These do not offer the same level of oral health benefits as antiseptic or fluoride mouthwashes.

4. Natural Mouthwash: This mouthwash is easy to make and healthy for you. You can use sea salt or regular salt- mix it in with lukewarm water. It is free from artificial colors and flavors, making them a popular choice for individuals looking for a more natural option.

It is important to choose a mouthwash that suits your specific oral health needs and preferences. If you have any concerns, it's best to consult with your dentist for personalized recommendations.

Benefits of a soft bristled toothbrush

April 12th, 2024

The best type of toothbrush to use is a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head. Soft bristles are gentle on your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of damaging your enamel and gum recession. A small head allows for better access to hard to reach areas in your mouth. It's important to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

Using a soft toothbrush is recommended for several reasons:

1. Gentle on gums: Soft bristles are gentle on the gums and less likely to cause irritation or damage to the gum.

2. Prevents damage to tooth enamel: Soft bristles are less abrasive and reduce the risk of damaging the enamel on your teeth.

3. Effective plaque removal: Soft bristles are still effective at removing plaque and debris from the teeth and gums without being to hard on the enamel or gums.

4. Suitable for sensitive teeth: If you have sensitive teeth or gums, a soft toothbrush is less likely to cause discomfort or pain during brushing.

Tips to encourage kids to brush their teeth!

April 5th, 2024

Here are some tips to encourage kids to brush their teeth regularly:

1. Make it fun: Use colorful toothbrushes, fun toothpaste flavors that has fluoride,maybe play their favorite music while they brush.

2. Do it together: Brush your teeth together with your kids- show them how important good oral hygiene is.

3. Reward system: Create a reward system where kids earn stickers or small prizes for brushing their teeth consistently.

4. Storytelling: Make up fun stories or songs about brushing teeth to make it a more enjoyable experience for kids.

5. Set a routine: Establish a regular brushing routine at the same time each day to create a habit 3 times a day.

6. Let them choose: Allow kids to pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste to make brushing more exciting.

7. Educate them: Teach kids the importance of oral hygiene to keep them healthy and prevent cavities.

Vivera Retainers

March 22nd, 2024

Vivera retainers are a brand that Invisalign manufactures. No other company can make a retainer like the Vivera retainers.

Reasons why Vivera retainers are a great option:

1.There are 4 sets in the box- this means there are backup retainers to hopefully last a lifetime.

2.The Vivera retainers are made of special material and are 30% more durable than regular lab retainers or invisalign retainers you receive when finished treatment.

3. Only an orthodontist can order Vivera retainers. It is not something that can be ordered online.

4.The Vivera retainers are very easy to clean- by using a toothbrush and toothpaste or soaking in a retainer cleaning solution. This can be purchased at any local store.

5.Vivera retainers are custom fit to your teeth. There will be a scan done at your orthodontist office -unlike other retainers.

6. If you grind your teeth at night, the material is strong enough to not break them.

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