Sometimes taking care of your smile can be difficult, especially when there are harmful and damaging oral hygiene tools in the world today. However, our G Trevor Smith dental team is happy to help you identify the problematic and dangerous oral hygiene instruments so you can keep your smile in tip-top shape.

Over-the-counter scalers are one of the products that can damage your mouth. Without knowing how to properly use a scaler, you could harm your teeth and gums and suffer chipped teeth, irritated gums, sensitive teeth, and dental abscesses. The only people who should be using a scaler are your professional dental team, such as Dr. G. Trevor Smith and your dental hygienist!

Toothbrushes with hard and tough bristles are also harmful products that can damage your smile. Many people think that the hard bristles are more effective at removing the plaque from their teeth and the tartar from their gums, but that is not the case. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are the best tools to use because they safely and effectively clean your smile all while taking care of your gums.

The last dental product to avoid is one that has not earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The ADA is an organization that tests products for their safety and effectiveness in an oral hygiene routine. If a product passes the rigorous testing and research, it will receive the stamp of approval. This means these products are the best, safest, and most effective for your smile because they keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. So, if a product does not have the stamp of approval, it’s best to avoid using it.

For more information and details about oral hygiene tools in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and how to properly care for your smile, please remember that you can always call our office at 801.785.2574 and talk to a member of our dental team. We will be thrilled to hear from you and tell you about what you need to do to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape!