Amanda Delwiche D.D.S.

Blog - Oral Hygiene Care

Picking Out the Right Floss

In one of our more recent posts, we talked about picking out a toothpaste. What is even more important is, what kind of floss to use.  So, how do you know which one to get?

There are many options available at the store and it can be overwhelming. Glide, which is a very slippery kind of floss that is made by Oral-B, is a very popular brand that is all over the shelves at the stores and comes in many variations. Unfortunately, this floss is not very effective. It is so slippery that it glides right in between the teeth, like the name implies, and doesn't take much plaque or debris ...

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Picking Out a Toothpaste

What kind of toothpaste should I use?” As a dental hygienist, I get this question often. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what kind to buy because there are so many brands and variations of products on the shelves. The answer is not completely black and white.

For most people, I tell them to use whatever kind of toothpaste they like that makes them want to brush their teeth as long as it meets a couple of criteria.

The first criteria is that it should have fluoride in it. Fluoride is important because it helps protect the teeth from decay (i.e. cavities). There is a lot of misinformation spread about fluoride ...

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