6. Dental Tape
Unlike standard floss, dental tape is wider and flatter and comes in waxed as well as unwaxed versions. Dental tape is often more comfortable to use than standard floss for people with wider spaces between their teeth.
Plaque and food particles are not removed by simply brushing your teeth. Your standard toothbrush just can’t reach the narrow spaces between your teeth, under your gumline, or under braces. To address this, you should floss your teeth regularly.
7. Floss Picks
A floss pick is a device that makes it easier to floss between your teeth. A single piece of floss with the aid of a plastic handle is used to clean the gaps.
With these oral care products, you hold a short, taut strip of floss between two posts on a specially designed D-shaped piece of plastic. This is more convenient than using regular floss since you no longer have to wrap the floss around your fingers.
With this oral care product, reaching the back teeth is much easier and can be completed in substantially less time compared to using traditional floss.
8. Tongue Scraper
Aside from your toothbrush, other oral care products are used to clean your tongue called tongue scrapers. There are many different tongue scrapers available today and they come in all shapes and forms. They work by scrapping starting at the back of the tongue and dragging towards the front.
Maintaining your tongue’s cleanliness is important to prevent the buildup of bacteria. Dead cells and food debris that stay in your tongue can cause bad breath and other oral health problems.
The use of oral hygiene products is an essential part of everyday hygiene. Using them prevents bad breath and infections in the mouth.
However, the products you use to keep your gums and teeth are not the only thing that matters. Consistent and correct brushing and flossing is also key to optimal oral health.
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