These are some of the favorite dental cleaning devices that the team at Southpointe Dental recommends for your home care. Proper care of your tooth and gums is essential to maintain a healthy, disease-free mouth and all of these items are readily available at retail and online stores.
A Sonicare’s bristles vibrate at a frequency of 20,000 cycles per second. These rechargeable electric toothbrushes are a premier dental cleaning device and their operating frequency create cavitation forces that “blast” plaque off of your teeth. It is gentle on your gums and can help reduce gingivitis. Most models have a built in two minute timer that helps you brush adequately. Basic “Series 2” models have everything you need for around $50, so pick up one of these!
So we know you don’t like to floss… but this floss makes it easier! Listerine Floss (formerly known as Reach Floss) has a unique “stretchy” feel to it that feels gentle on your gums. It is shred resistant and slides between tight teeth with ease. It has a micro texture to it that helps clean your teeth and is available in a cool mint or cinnamon flavor. A handled Ultraclean Access flosser is also available. Try it – you’ll like it!
For those of you who are “all thumbs” and have difficulty using floss the Waterpik Water Flosser is for you. With gentle pulsating water jet, the counter top or cordless Water Flosser can clean the sticky plaque right off your teeth! The traditional counter top model is an industry standard. In our experience, the cordless model works great, but is more awkward to hang on to. With practice the “messiness” of the pulsing water can be controlled. Watch this video on how to properly use a Waterpik!
The technology of these devices can make it easier to maintain your Southpointe Dental crowns, veneers, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Call Fargo dentist, Dr. Jim Lichtsinn at 701-280-1941 and we’ll help you get the smile you’ve always wanted in a place that feels like home!