Look For The Seal

Do you really need all the dental products that you see in the stores today? If you bought just one from every grouping you would have to find a lot of extra shelf space to hold them all. Dental professionals recognize the dilemma and have come up with a few basic tools that can actually help in the home maintenance of your dental health.

A lot of toothpaste make certain claims, some promise to whiten your teeth, others to prevent gum disease just to name a few, but only those who carry the Seal of Acceptance by the American Dental Association can actually be trusted to back up their pledge. Always check the label for assurance of this approval by the ADA.

Using a toothbrush, electric or manual, that has soft bristles and brushing gently in a circular motion will remove the plaque from the surface of your teeth but flossing is the only way to get in between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Waxed flossing materials and pre-strung flossers have made the process easier than ever to do, they also come in a variety of flavors.

Oral irrigators provide an added measure of protection against the bacteria that can be found in left behind food particles that brushing and flossing might possibly miss. An oral irrigator can be an important tool but it is not meant to be a substitute for daily brushing and flossing.

Rippe Dental Associates invite you to browse the reviews from some of our other patients. Call for your appointment @ 303-536-8718.

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