When 92 percent of adults have had at least one cavity in their life, you know tooth decay is a real issue. But thankfully, we have something to help protect us. And it's as simple as a little paint job!
While they all say they fight cavities, some claim a variety of other benefits. We’ve seen toothpaste specially formulated for tartar, gingivitis, enamel health, tooth repair, sensitivity, whitening and fresh breath. Some come with extra ingredients like baking soda and peroxide, while others are fluoride and gluten free.
Many people question the effectiveness of flossing, but flossing helps remove the bacteria that a toothbrush can’t reach. It is estimated that if you do not floss, 35% of the tooth’s surface is missed.
Your at-home hygiene care is important for maintaining healthy teeth and a healthy mouth. However, just as important as your at-home care, is receiving a professional dental cleaning at your dentist’s office.