Taking good care of your smile can sometimes feel like a chore, but what if it could be exciting and fun? With countless new oral hygiene gadgets on the market, you’re bound to find something to freshen up your routine. Once you try these dental hygiene game changers, you may just start to look forward to brushing and flossing!
Electric Toothbrush and App
Electric toothbrushes top the list of dental hygiene game changers because of how they can innovate your oral hygiene routine. Studies have found that people who use an electric toothbrush have healthier gums, less cavities and keep their natural teeth for longer, when compared to those who use a manual toothbrush.
There are many different brands, types and sizes of electric toothbrushes, so talk to your dentist about which one may be the best fit for your dental care needs. Some electric toothbrushes also feature the ability to connect with a toothbrush app on your smartphone to track your brushing habits and technique and provide suggestions for improvement.
Waterpik flossers are another of our favorite dental hygiene game changers because of just how game changing they can be for your gum health in all those hard to reach places. It can be difficult to reach between molars or wisdom teeth in the very back of your mouth and the waterpik can help you to more effectively clean these areas.
Waterpiks are especially great for people with orthodontic appliances like braces or fixed retainers and dental appliances like bridges to clean all the extra crevices and edges that they add to your mouth.
You use your toothbrush to clean your mouth, but have you ever wondered about how clean your toothbrush is? Even when you are healthy, your mouth contains millions of germs and the bristles of a toothbrush are a moist environment, perfect for harboring those germs, so a toothbrush sanitizer is always a great investment towards your health. Many use UV light technology and come ready to travel so it’s a no mess and safe way to keep your toothbrush clean and always ready for use.
Your Regular Routine is Still Important!
As exciting and helpful as it can be to add a new gadget to your oral hygiene routine, it’s important to keep practicing your normal routine of brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly. The latest gadgets are a great way to supplement and spice up your normal routine, but aren’t meant to replace it. So keep on brushing and flossing daily, scheduling cleanings with the dentist, and all those other foundational dental hygiene basics, while you take your routine to the next level!
Call our Traverse City Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.