Your Dental Health Shop
Brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning in between the teeth and using a fluoride toothpaste are all important steps to healthy teeth and gums. When it comes to choosing the best brushes and dental hygiene aids, everyone is an individual with different oral hygiene needs. As part of your first visit, Juliette will assess your dental health and design a personal tailor-made dental hygiene plan. There are many types of toothbrushes, interdental cleaning aids, toothpastes and mouthwashes available.
Below you will find some of the more specialised brushes and dental hygiene aids Juliette most frequently reccommends.
Dental Hygiene Products
Hand Brushes: Adults should choose a small- to medium-sized brush head. This should have soft to medium, multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles or 'filaments'. The head should be small enough to reach into all parts of the mouth: especially the back of the mouth where it can be difficult to reach. Children need to use smaller brushes but with the same type of filaments. Toothbrushes should be changed on average every 6-8 weeks or when the bristles become splayed.
Power Brushes: A power brush has an oscillating rotating or vibrating head, which provides a large amount of cleaning action with very little movement needed from the user. Tests have shown that power toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque. Everyone can use a power brush, however, a sonic type power brush is used with a different technique than hand brushing or brushing with a rotating head. It is important not to use too much pressure when brushing with a power brush.