Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is crucial for a healthy mouth and radiant smile. Integrating various oral hygiene aids into your routine can significantly enhance your dental health. Our dentist and team may recommend some oral hygiene aids to improve your at-home care and help you maintain better oral health. These oral hygiene aids include:

  • Toothbrushes — The toothbrush is the cornerstone of your oral hygiene routine. Our dentist and team recommend brushing your teeth at least twice daily, including before bed. Electric toothbrushes are often preferred due to their efficiency in removing plaque. Remember to replace your toothbrush every three months to maintain optimal cleaning performance.
  • Floss — Flossing is vital for removing plaque, debris and bacteria from areas that your toothbrush cannot reach, such as between teeth and under the gumline. Daily flossing helps prevent cavities and gum disease, ensuring your teeth and gums stay healthy.
  • Oral Water Irrigators — These devices use a continuous spray of water to clean below the gumline, removing bacteria and food particles from gum pockets. While highly effective in reducing the risk of gum disease, oral water irrigators should be used in addition to, not as a replacement for, regular brushing and flossing.
  • Interdental Cleaners — These tiny brushes are designed to clean between the teeth and along the gumline. They are gentle on the gums and serve as a great supplement to brushing and flossing, particularly for individuals with dental work such as braces or bridges.
  • Mouth Rinses — Mouth rinses can help fight bad breath, cavities and plaque. Depending on your specific needs, our team can recommend a suitable mouthrinse to enhance your oral hygiene routine.
  • Tongue Cleaners — These tools help remove bacteria, food debris and fungi from the surface of your tongue, contributing to fresher breath and a healthier mouth. It is best to use tongue cleaners before brushing your teeth.
  • Rubber Tip Stimulators — These aids help remove plaque from around the gumline and stimulate blood flow to the gums, promoting overall gum health.

Incorporating these aids into your daily routine can make a significant difference in your oral health. For more personalized recommendations on oral hygiene aids in Boise, Idaho, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Davis, please contact State Street Dental today at 208-939-1700. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!