As a Tsawwassen, BC dentist nearby, Dr. Jan Roberts is frequently asked about treatment recommendations and products that she prefers for her own smile. Because great oral health and cosmetic dentistry are very dependent upon each other, Dr. Roberts only recommends products or services to her patients that she uses herself. Here are five must haves” that she uses at home each day.
- Soft Picks by GUM
Flossing isn’t always easy, especially when you need to get between those teeth toward the back of your mouth. GUM Soft Picks make it easy to reach areas between teeth, under dental bridges, or around your other dental work. They’re like a toothpick, but safe on your smile. Because they’re inexpensive and easy to use, Soft Picks are ideal to use a couple of times a day…especially if you are someone who doesn’t usually floss. The added stimulation to your gums helps promote blood flow and healthy periodontal tissues.
- Electric Toothbrush
It’s simple: electric toothbrushes help you clean your teeth better. The hundreds and thousands of strokes that your electric brush makes compared to the twenty-something back-and-forth strokes you do manually is reason enough to make the investment. Most brushes have a built-in timer, so you can ensure that you’re brushing at least two minutes per session. Since you’re not having to scrub (the brush does all of the work for you,) it’s easier on your teeth and gums. You don’t have to get one with all of the bells and whistles…just find a soft electric brush that fits your budget.
- OraVital Rinses for Fresh Breath and Gum Health
Bad breath is embarrassing; not just for you, but also the people around you. Tsawwassen dentist nearby, Dr. Roberts, recommends OraVital products for treating halitosis. Their evidence-based products work as natural antibiotics, making them effective against both breath malodor as well as gum disease.
- Take Home Teeth Whitening
Yes, you can get professional results with an at home teeth whitening kit. But not just any over the counter product will do the job. A professionally prescribed teeth whitening system and custom trays from your Tsawwassen, BC dentist nearby are a very cost efficient and effective way to brighten your smile by several shades. Plus, maintenance is easy and effective. We usually recommend touching up after your regular dental cleanings. Because you’re whitening systematically over a period of several days, the products are gentler and less likely to cause sensitivity.
- Rx Breath Mints
When you’re on the go and don’t have time to brush away that garlic or onion from the last meal, Rx Breath Mints are your best friend. Breath Rx has an entire line of breath products (from mouth wash to toothpaste), but the mints are definitely one of Dr. Roberts’ favorites.
Our Tsawwassen cosmetic dentist treats every patient’s smile as if it were her own. If you’re looking for honest advice on the best in oral health care and products, call our office today at 604-943-3343 or book online now!