HealthCare4All Recommend The Best Products That Keep Your Teeth Healthy & Clean!
What is Good Oral Hygiene?
We all want a lovely smile, with clean straight teeth, and a mouth that’s healthy and fresh! Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
The Main causes of Gum disease and tooth decay are mainly plaque and tartar build up. Good oral hygiene helps to prevent or delay dental erosion.
If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dentist. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem.
Your dentist or hygienist can show you how to practice good oral hygiene techniques and can help point out areas of your mouth that may require extra attention during brushing and flossing.
Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress.
So this week, I want to show you some of the best products that HealthCare4All recommend for you to keep your Teeth and mouth healthy and clean!
Manual or electric toothbrush?
When it comes to choosing between a manual or electric toothbrush, it’s a personal choice – they’re equally effective at removing plaque and debris if used correctly. Both types need to be kept in tip-top condition. Over time, bristles become frayed and worn, so remember to replace the toothbrush or brush head every three months.
A rechargeable or battery electric toothbrush appeals to all ages and it’s a real winner for young children. While the kids are attracted to the bright colours, the electric motion of the toothbrush does the job effectively.
We recommend the Oral Pro 5000 Smart Guided Electric Toothbrush
This is no ordinary toothbrush: the huge box it comes in contains a unique wireless Smart Guide device that connects to the brush wirelessly and monitors your brushing.
It then gives you a dentist-like report on how you brushed and how you should be brushing to remove all that plaque. It has a timer on it so you monitor length of brush. It even documents the pressure with which you apply it to your teeth. If you put excessive pressure on your teeth, the red pressure sensor light appears.
It has several brushing modes including deep clean, whitening and massage. It also comes with a handy travel case and a wall mount so you can position your SmartGuide on the wall next to your bathroom mirror.
Oral B claims that the handset pulsates 40,000 times and rotates 8,800 times per minute to remove twice as much plaque as an ordinary manual toothbrush. In fact, it’s the only toothbrush approved with a Platinum rating by the British Dental Association. Its costs £99.98 from HealthCare4All
For the kids we recommend the Oral-B Advanced Power Kids Toothbrush or the Disney Princess Toothbrush
Suitable for ages 5 years upwards
Powered by 2x AA batteries (Duracell brand included)
Smaller children’s brush head
Heads can be replaced
Designed to clean chewing surfaces
Helps to prevent tooth decay
Extra-soft flowered bristles
2 year warranty
Cleaning Between Teeth
Dentists suggest that not only should we brush twice a day but also floss daily. Removing plaque between your teeth requires regular flossing at least once a day after brushing. There are two ways of doing this, either using an electric irrigator or floss picks.
A wonderfully reliable and effective oral irrigator, the Panasonic EW1411 undergoes strict quality control and testing before the units are released from the factory.
The unit sits neatly on the re charger base which can be placed on the bathroom counter top/shelf or wall-mounted if preferred. This product has been designed to give years of good service.
Panasonic EW1411 Rechargeable Cordless Oral IrrigatorPanasonic EW1411, the compact complement to your oral hygiene regime. Get rid of bacteria and food residues from areas where even the best toothbrush can’t reach.Mouthcare with 4-mode Water Jet (4 pressure settings)Jet – to remove leftovers and food particles powerfully
Interdental – for interdental care. For cleaning between teeth with intermittent jet for a longer time
Air In REGULAR – for periodontal pocket cleaning and gum care
Air In SOFT – for periodontal pocket care by massaging the gum gently
Easy to Grip
Easy to remove and clean water tank – 130ml tank volume
Water tank provides around 35 seconds of irrigation or 120 seconds in interdental mode
Tank is also dishwasher-safe
Waterproof and washable
100-240v automatic universal voltage
Fitted with 2-pin bathroom plug
Maximum water pressure 588 kPa
Interdental and Periodontal Pocket Care:
Powerful jet water removed food leftovers
Water jet mixed with air cleans up periodontal pockets
Ideal for: misaligned teeth, between back teeth, between teeth and gums, around bridges braces and crowns
Water jet with air comfortably massages gum
Your Panasonic EW1411 is equipped with nozzle stand, a non-contact re-charger and Jet water nozzle rotates in every direction.
Nozzle is a replaceable item
costs £69.98 at HealthCare4all
There are some irrigators that are cheaper such as the Waterpik wp462 available for £45.00, another great product..
Waterpik Waterflosser Cordless PLUS WP462
-in a Satin Black finish
The EASY and MORE EFFECTIVE way to Floss!
One Minute a day for a cleaner, fresher and healthier mouth!
* removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas
* up to 50% more effective for healthy gums vs. string floss
* cleans deep between teeth and below the gumline
The Waterpik Water Flosser provides a unique combination of water pressure and pulsations to clean deep between teeth and below the gumline, removing harmful bacteria and debris than tradtional brushing and flossing can’t reach. It also massages and stimulates gums for enhanced circulation.
Tips rotate 350 degrees to reach all areas of the mouth
Charger adaptor fitted with UK 3-pin mains plug
4 Tips included:
Classic Jet Tip – Best for general use
Plaque Seeker Tip – The easy and more effective way to floss. Best for Implants, Crowns, Bridges and General Use
Orthodontic Tip – Best for Braces and general use
Tongue Cleaner Tip – Best for fresher breath. Removes bacteria from the tongue to freshen breath
* Takes up less space on the countertop
* Can be used with your favourite mouthwash
* Rechargeable. NO batteries needed!
45 seconds of water capacity
Dual Pressure Control
2 year Warranty
Advanced Ergonomic Design with Non-Slip Grip
On/Off switch with easy slide control
Dual pressure control system – Low for sensitive gums. High for deep cleaning.
Quick release mechanism for easy tip change-out
Improved easy-to fill reservoir
Number 1 Model Recommeded by Dentists in the U.S.A
Healthier Gums in just 14 days guaranteed
We also love the Oral B Tooth Glide Floss Picks. These floss picks are amazing, they are so easy to use. I always found it difficult to get to some of my teeth when flossing, also I seemed to cut off the circulation in my fingers using the standard wire floss! These Glide picks are my personal favourite. It’s an ingenious design which allows you to place the floss between the teeth at the right angle without any trouble. You can even adjust the tension in the floss by squeezing the special area of the handle.
Slides up to 50% more easily in tight spaces* *vs. leading floss
Helps prevent gingivitis as part of a complete dental plan
Up to 90% more micro textured surface area than Glide Original
Provides a cool, clean feeling every time you floss
Now contain 30 flossers per pack
Strong and shred resistant with a light coating of natural wax for improved grip
They are only £7.49 at HealthCare4All
Of course there is audience participation necessary! Its important to eat a balanced diet, limiting(or eliminating) sugary snacks and drinks. Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste and mouthwash. It’s also suggested that if you live in a non-fluoridated area, that children under 12 years old drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement
Take a look at HealthCare4All.co.uk for all your oral Hygiene needs!