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 if you 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 help you 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 of them.

The Best Dental Care Products

So what are the MAIN Dental Care Products that I recommend?

  • Toothpaste 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 White Shock Toothpaste! I really like it, and recommend it to all my patients. I also like the NEW Oral B 3D White as a whitening toothpaste!

  • 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 Best Sonic Toothbrush - the Cybersonic3 page.

  • My newest toothbrush review if you're looking for a more traditional electric toothbrush 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 floss threader is a great help! I would say they are essential to keeping bridges and implants clean.

  • Oral B floss 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 at Blaque Dental Tape. Well worth a look!

  • The most slippery floss for tight teeth is probably Glide dental floss.
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  • How can you tell if your teeth are clean? Disclosing tablets 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.

  • Oral Irrigators 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.

  • Oral 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 prefer.

  • 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 normal oscillating electric toothbrushes in the rest of the Oral B range. I like it very much, especially the price!

  • Oral B Hummingbird - a small electric flosser!

  • Colgate toothbrush - an alternative range of brushes from a well-known name.

  • Blanx Toothpaste - for Natural Teeth Whitening that works! (Given enough time.)

  • You can read about what we think of electric toothbrushes in general at electric toothbrush ratings. Find out which one's best!

  • Check out the page at cheap electric toothbrush 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 cheap!

  • If you're interested in the history of dental floss, read all about it at Who Invented Dental Floss.

  • Woven Dental Floss is an interesting alternative to normal floss or tape.

  • For a review of dental floss, go to The 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 fillings, then you should be fine with a good quality toothbrush and a simple floss.

2. Things are less easy if you have crowns, bridges 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 gum 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 floss.

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!