Find Out Which Dental Care Products We Recommend!
We've tried and tested pretty much ALL the
dental care products and dental hygiene products out there, and here we
tell you which ones we think are GOOD.
We have judged them all from a dental hygiene
product AND from a price
point of view, after trying them out ourselves and seeing how countless
patients get on with them at home.
Dental care products and dental hygiene products are essential
want to keep your teeth.
Sometimes patients ask me which teeth they
need to floss. I always tell them they only need to floss the teeth
they want to keep!
Joking aside, the whole point of dental
hygiene products is to
clean your teeth. But some of them are better than others. The products
we talk about here are all good quality, and you will do well with any
The Best Dental Care Products
So what are the MAIN Dental Care Products that I recommend?
Brands is something a LOT of my patients ask me about. You can find
out which brands of toothpaste I think are best by clicking on that link!
- But if you want to cut straight to my top recommendation, you can
read about my own personal favorite at BlanX
Toothpaste! I really like it, and recommend it to all my patients.
- We like electric toothbrushes, and one in particular is a
sonic toothbrush designed by a dentist. It is produced by an american
company called Amden Corporation. You can read all about this
brush at the Cybersonic
- My newest toothbrush review is the BRAUN ORAL B GENIUS, also
called the Oral B 8000. Read all about it at Braun
Oral B Electric Toothbrush "Genius".
- The Cybersonic also features in our electric toothbrush
review on the best
electric toothbrush page.
- If you have a fixed bridge or implants, a dental
threader is a great help! I would say they are essential to
keeping bridges and implants clean.
is a great floss; but there's something you need to know !
There's a better alternative, also from Oral B.
- There's a new flossing product on the market, that I have
been using myself since December 2011; here's my report
Dental Tape. Well worth a look!
- The most slippery floss for tight teeth is probably Glide
- How can you tell if your teeth are clean? Disclosing
are one of the basics. If you use a disclosing tablet once a week to
check your brushing, you will become much better at getting bacteria
off your teeth.
are like tiny water jets, which are useful for cleaning out food debris
and some plaque deposits from between your teeth - a bit like a car
jetwash!. Read my recommendations for oral irrigators here.
B tooth brushes
are amongst the best brushes - but there are several types! Read all
about them in my review to see which one YOU
- The best
Braun Electric Toothbrush is the Oral B Precision Black, a
top-of-the-range electric toothbrush, with
plenty of features and even a wireless remote information screen called
SmartGuide! I think it's very impressive.
- A recent introduction is the Oral
B Sonic toothbrush. This is a sonic brush, as opposed to the
oscillating electric toothbrushes in the rest of the Oral B range. I
like it very much, especially the price!
- a small electric flosser!
- an alternative range of brushes from a well-known name.
- Blanx Toothpaste - for Natural
that works! (Given enough time.)
- You can read about what we think of electric toothbrushes in general
toothbrush ratings. Find out which one's best!
- Check out the page at cheap
to see which toothbrush we recommend at the lower end of the price
scale. If you want simplicity, these brushes offer a frills-free
approach with good cleaning ability. But find out why you shouldn't go too
- If you're interested in the history of dental floss, read
about it at Who
Invented Dental Floss.
is an interesting alternative to normal floss or tape.
- For a review of dental floss,
Best Dental Floss.
That's a pretty big line-up of dental care products! You don't
have to use them all, but pick the ones that you feel are appropriate
for your needs. If in doubt, ask your dentist or hygienist for advice.
You may fit in to one of the following categories;
1. If you have good teeth with hardly any
then you should be fine with a good quality toothbrush and a simple
2. Things are less easy if you have crowns,
or implants. They all tend to trap more bacteria than a natural tooth,
and you need to spend more time keeping things clean.
3. It's most difficult if you already have
problems or gum disease. Now you have little "pockets" under the edges
of your gums, where bacteria can breed. You cannot reach these bacteria
with a conventional brush, nor mouthwashes, and only partially with
This is a difficult situation. In my opinion, the best way to clean
under the gum edge, down
inside the "pocket", is with something like a Sulcabrush.
This takes a bit of time to do properly, but my page about the Sulcabrush
tells you what to do!