The Best Gadgets for Dental Hygiene
Technology has made life easier, giving us more control over the way we look and feel, and making it easier to stay fit and healthy. As far as dental hygiene is concerned, there are a number of gadgets you can use to minimize damage and to make your daily oral care regime easier and more effective.
Water flosses are ingenious inventions and make the act of flossing much easier and more enjoyable. Let’s be honest, no one likes flossing. It’s one of the least enjoyable and most tiresome aspects of your dental hygiene regime.
A water flosser speeds things up by blasting water and/or air between the gaps in your teeth, removing trapped food particles in the process. You can also replace the water with some mouthwash, rinsing your mouth out afterward and killing two birds with one stone.
The Waterpik is the best-known water flosser, so much so that the brand has become synonymous with this device. But there are plenty more options out there; some are more portable, many are cheaper.
The ultimate dental care gadget and the most essential. Electric toothbrushes clean better than manual ones and are easier to use. They can feel a little strange when you first use them, and the vibrating takes some getting used to. But after a few minutes, it will feel like second nature and you’ll notice some big improvements in your dental hygiene.
A small, round-headed electric toothbrush can access areas that a large manual brush can’t, getting around the back of your teeth, covering those troublesome areas, and brushing all that nasty plaque away.
Modern electric toothbrushes also have features that tell you when you’re brushing too hard and encourage you to brush for a full two minutes via the use of timed vibrations and beeps.
Toothbrush sanitizers can be used at home or taken on the road, keeping your bristles sterile and bacteria-free wherever you go.
As you may know, toothbrushes are havens for bacteria. Not only is your mouth riddled with the stuff, but they can also collect airborne particles from your bathroom. Every time you flush the toilet with the seat up, bacteria can become airborne and find their way onto your brush. If it’s left to ferment in your hot and humid bathroom, that bacteria will thrive.
It probably won’t do you any serious harm, but cleaner is better and if you’re worried about brushing with bacteria-riddled bristles a sanitizer will give you some much-needed peace of mind.
A tongue scraper is not as high-tech as the other options on this list, but it is just as important. Often made from stainless steel, these tools remove the thin film of bacteria that can form on your tongue and cause bad breath.
You can brush your tongue with your toothbrush. Some brushes even have rubber/plastic bristles on the back for this purpose, but they’re not as effective as purpose-built tongue scrapers and they’re also harder to keep clean.
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