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If you want a strong, successful, and attractive smile, there are oral hygiene products in the world today that our Great Grins team asks you to avoid using. Those products are:

Over-the-counter scalers
If you think you can remove the plaque and tartar from your smile with an over-the-counter scaler, you could not be more off base. Without knowing how to properly use a scaler, your teeth could become chipped, your gums could become irritated, your teeth could become sensitive, and your gums could develop abscesses. The only people who should be using a scaler are your dental hygienist and your dentist.

Hard-bristled toothbrushes
Hard-bristled toothbrushes tend to sound tough and effective, but that is not the case. Hard-bristled toothbrushes are harmful for your smile because they wear the tooth enamel and irritate the gums. The best tool to use is a soft-bristled toothbrush because it safely and effectively cleans your smile all while caring for your oral tissues.

Your dentist, Dr. Susan A. Vanstone, and our dental team care about you and your oral health, which is why we’ve given you these tips. If you avoid using these products, your smile will remain in tip-top shape and your teeth and gums will stay healthy and strong. For more information about the best and worst oral hygiene products in Richmond, Kentucky, call 859-626-9339 today and schedule an appointment. We are happy to give you the details you need to better care for your oral health!