Technology has come a long way, and there are now many ways that you can use it to improve your oral health. Oral hygiene is important, and using technology can help make it easier and more fun!
Here are ten of the best ways to use technology for better oral health.
1. Digital Toothbrush
These are growing in popularity, and many people swear by them to improve their oral health. Digital toothbrushes work by being placed in the mouth, in place of a regular toothbrush, and then vibrating to remove plaque from your teeth. There are also water flossers available that do much the same thing.
2. Floss Picks
Floss picks are similar to dental sticks but come pre-made with floss already around them, which you can use directly out of the packet without having to make it up yourself!
This means they can be used anywhere you go, even if you aren’t carrying a bag or purse with all your other oral care items in it.
3. Oral Irrigator
An oral irrigator is a water flosser designed specifically for cleaning around braces or other orthodontic appliances. Instead of using string floss, they spray out a jet of water to clean up anything that might be stuck around the areas where the many wires cross one another, creating difficult-to-reach areas.
Using an oral irrigator means that these areas will be cleaned just as well as the rest of your teeth, without the risk of the braces being damaged.
4. Sensitivity Strips
Teeth are porous, and they can be susceptible to sensitivities that can cause pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages. These strips work by blocking off some pores temporarily, which means that you can eat whatever is causing pain without discomfort for a couple of hours.
If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, you might need to make an appointment with dental clinics where dentistry professionals would likely recommend stronger treatments than sensitivity strips available over the counter.
5. Performance Mouth Wear
The most common kind of performance mouth wear is also known as sports guards. They protect your teeth just like regular athletic mouth wear but have been made out of materials that are more effective at blocking the impact of repeated impacts than regular mouth wear.
They are also designed to be comfortable and work with your natural movement.
6. Caries Detector
A caries detector is a small device that contains special lights which enable you to tell whether there are any areas in your mouth where tooth decay might be present by using different colors indicating different levels of severity.
This way, if you notice anything while brushing or flossing that might warrant further investigation, you can use this handy tool to find out exactly how much attention it needs.
7. Whitening Pen
Whitening pens are just like any other kind of pen, except that instead of writing with them, you use them to apply a gel that whitens your teeth.
This is a great option for people who travel because it means they can do their teeth at home or on the road whenever they need to. It’s also much easier to take a pack of these pens in your handbag than a bulky tooth-whitening kit!
8. Whitening Kits
Everyone wants to have a bright, white smile when they smile big! But there are many misconceptions about whitening products, which is why many people never make use of them.
For example, they don’t actually bleach the color out of your teeth permanently; whatever shade your teeth end up after using whitening kits, that’s their new color! All they do is remove stains caused by food and drink over time (like red wine or coffee), leaving you with brighter, whiter teeth for more extended periods in between cleanings.
9. Detailed Mouth Mirror
It can be challenging to tell for sure if your teeth are as clean as they could be. A detailed mouth mirror is a great tool to use, especially when working on those hard-to-reach areas, like the back of your front teeth or around braces.
The wide end allows you to see all of your teeth at once, while the magnifying lens lets you get up close and personal with each one, allowing you to work out whether there’s any plaque left behind, no matter how small it might be!
10. Tongue Cleaner
Everyone wants fresh breath, but everyone also has tonsils. These are useless lumps of tissue that serve no purpose other than potentially harboring bad bacteria that produce halitosis breath!
A tongue cleaner is a small brush that you can use to remove the bacteria responsible for the bad smells.
Using technology, keeping your oral health up to scratch makes it so much easier than relying on manual methods alone. These nifty tools serve specific purposes and work well together, leaving you with a healthy, white smile and fresh breath all day long!