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While it’s great to have choices, sometimes having too many options can quickly become overwhelming. When you walk down the aisle of oral hygiene supplies at your local grocery store or pharmacy, you won’t be able to ignore the seemingly countless options of toothpaste, mouthwashes, floss, tongue scrapers, and toothbrushes. Even within one brand, such as Colgate or Crest you will notice nearly a dozen varieties of products. The good news is there is a brand and a product for every personal preference and particular concern. How do you decide though, which brands and products are best for you?
In this particular article, we are going to break down how to choose the perfect toothbrush.
Here’s what you need to consider…
Soft, medium, or hard? While you might think that using a hard-bristle brush is better suited to removing plaque and stains, you are better off opting for a soft-bristle toothbrush. Hard bristles and hard brushing can actually lead to teeth sensitivity, enamel erosion, and receding gums.
If the head of your toothbrush is too big, it will be challenging to reach way in the back of your mouth and to maneuver your brush in tight spaces. While there are large-head toothbrushes available, a small to medium-sized one will likely help you do a better job at keeping every one of your teeth clean. A toothbrush head that is around a half-inch wide and one-inch tall is pretty standard for an average adult mouth.
Manual versus electric
This is totally personal preference; however, the entire Parker family uses a Sonicare electric toothbrush. Sonicare makes a variety of electric toothbrushes for all different budgets and toothbrush preferences. But, they all have been proven to remove up to ten times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, leads to up to seven times healthier gums, and removes a significant percentage of surface stains in just three days.
If you decide to go with a manual toothbrush, make sure you choose one that is backed by a reputable brand. Your toothbrush is something you put in your mouth at least twice a day, and you want to make sure that it is made properly and using safe materials. There is also a great selection of non-plastic disposable toothbrushes. Many of these new eco-friendly toothbrushes are made out of bamboo.
Seal of approval
You are probably wondering how to know if you are purchasing a reputable brand of toothbrush or other dental products. If you see the ADA Seal of Approval on the packaging, you know you're buying a product that is safe and high quality.
Make sure that you change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every three months. If you have any questions about what toothbrush you should be using, don’t hesitate to ask your hygienist or Dr. Blake or Dr. Steve. Using the right toothbrush is key to maintaining your beautiful and healthy smile.
Coconut oil has dozens of medicinal, therapeutic, culinary, and cosmetic uses. It can be used as a natural deodorant, a deep conditioning hair mask, a teeth whitener, a mosquito repellent, a stress reliever, a bone strengthener, and a flavor booster. If you are wondering if coconut oil can do it, help it, or fix it, the answer a lot of the time is yes, at least to some extent. You might say it is miracle oil! Praise to the coconut tree!
We live in a world where pharmaceutical companies are bombarding all forms of our media with their lengthy advertisements. The dialogue is mainly composed of long lists of side effects: Dry eyes? Use this product to help keep your eyes moist, but beware, you might lose your vision, experience constant burning, become overly sensitive to the sun, feel even drier than before, etc. It has to make you question sometimes if it is better to suffer the original ailment in lieu of dealing with the absurd side effects? Also, a lot of our household, hygienic, and cosmetic products are chalked full of chemicals that could quite possibly be linked to some forms of cancer and other health maladies. While going 100% au naturel might not be in the books for you, there are subtle adjustments and substitutions that might have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.
Coconut oil can be used in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at some of the ways and benefits that coconut oil can offer you in your everyday life.
Bone Health: The consumption of coconut oil greatly assists your body in absorbing vital minerals and vitamins like calcium and magnesium. This is highly beneficial to the health of your bones, and is especially good for women who are prone to or suffering from osteoporosis.
Dental Health: Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Coconut oil can help ensure that your body absorbs the calcium that you put into it. Recent research has also proven that coconut oil is helpful in the fight against plaque and gingivitis.
Skincare: Coconut oil is high in antioxidants. It can be applied topically, or mixed in with homemade lotions and creams to aid in the prevention of premature aging and the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
Immune System: Due to its high level of antioxidants and antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, coconut oil is a friend to your immune system.
Stress Relief: Coconut oil has wonderful therapeutic potential like lavender oil and eucalyptus oil. When it is gently massaged into the head, you will start to feel the release of mental strain and fatigue.
The list really does go on and on. There are so many different recipes and DIY products that you can make using coconut oil. It is something definitely worth checking out and bringing into your life for whatever reasons that you might see fit. It’s worth trying the homeopathic and natural path before you resort to the more manmade and “easy” solutions. There is no harm in trying it out! At the very least, you will experience a nice tropical moment.
Thank you for sharing a smile with us.