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Which dental products should you buy?
Posted 5 February 2019
We’re all very familiar with the importance of brushing and flossing every day, but choosing the right dental products to do the job can make all the difference.
Here’s a quick guide on what you should be buying.
Electric vs manual
It really comes down to personal choice. But, research shows electronic toothbrushes actually provide a better clean and remove more plaque when used properly.
Soft vs hard toothbrushes
Always choose a soft bristled brush with a small head and flexible neck – this will help you clean all those hard to reach places and not aggravate your gums.
Our dentists always recommend using a fluoride toothpaste. There are many different types of toothpastes on the market, but just look out for the hype as some may not do what they claim. Occasionally your dentist might recommend a toothpaste specific to a particular dental condition.
There are lots of options for flossing, you just need to find which tool suits you best. Some of the most popular products include:
- Dental floss
- Dental tape
- Flossing picks
- Water floss
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*Excludes items already covered by health fund rebate.