You already know that taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth is important, but did you know that certain products can be more effective at oral healthcare than others? That’s why we’ve decided to put together this list of Dr. Foley’s favorite hygiene products. Read about them below!
Fluoride Toothpaste – When it comes to toothpaste, Dr. Foley likes several different brands. The only stipulation is that it should contain fluoride. Why? Toothpaste helps remove plaque, that nasty film of bacteria that forms on your teeth and gums every day, which can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Fluoride works to prevent tooth decay by strengthening your tooth enamel. So Crest, Colgate, or anything in between is perfectly fine. As long as the toothpaste contains fluoride, you can’t go wrong!
Sensitive Toothpaste – If you have tooth sensitivity, you probably are willing to do just about anything to alleviate the aches and pains in your mouth. Dr. Foley and her crew have heard patients rave about Pronamel, saying that the toothpaste has worked like a charm at alleviating their tooth sensitivity. She recommends picking up Pronamel toothpaste if you’re experiencing any tooth sensitivity.
Glide Floss – Much like thousands of other dentists, Dr. Foley highly recommends Glide as the brand to trust for your flossing needs. Glide is accurate, easy to use, and, as the name implies, glides in between your teeth to reach those hard-to-reach spots that your toothbrush can’t get to. You can choose between regular or mint flavor for an extra breath of freshness, too!
SmartMouth Mouthwash – Want to eliminate bacteria and bad breath? Dr. Foley recommends getting snarky and using SmartMouth mouthwash. It works longer than other mouthwashes and keeps bad breath at bay for at least 12 hours. Instead of just killing germs or eliminating bad breath sulfur gases, SmarthMouth actually blocks germs from eating protein particles, meaning that it bars them from producing new bad breath.
Sonicare Toothbrush – Dr. Foley’s favorite toothbrush is the Sonicare toothbrush, hands-down! It does a fantastic job at removing plaque than a manual toothbrush, and its high-speed bristle motion and cleaning action can reach deep between your teeth. That makes for happier, healthier gums! Also, it’s great for those who wear braces and for those coffee and tea lovers out there.
Want to know more about Dr. Foley’s favorites? Need to schedule your cleaning? Request an appointment with the team at Foley Dental Group by calling (618) 288-9670 or by visiting www.foleydentalgroup.com!