Oral Hygiene Care

3 Technological Advances That Are Changing the Way You Think About Oral Hygiene

There are many advantages to taking care of your teeth. Good oral hygiene significantly lowers your chances of contracting a variety of illnesses, from gum infections to heart diseases.

Despite these benefits, many people find it challenging to look after their teeth. If you or your loved ones need help getting excited about oral care, then you should get the latest dental technology for your family to help them stay motivated. There are many popular advancements in oral care technology, but we wanted to highlight the advancements we feel are making the biggest waves today in the oral hygiene industry:
 

1. Invisalign

In the past, metal brackets were your best solution for fixing misaligned teeth. Unfortunately, metal brackets can be painful, unsightly, and expensive to use in the long run.

Consumers now have a better alternative in Invisalign. These are clear aligners that slowly straighten your teeth over time without the need for regular adjustment from a dentist. What’s more, they are removable, allowing you to take them off when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing.
 

2. Electric Toothbrushes

It seems simple enough. Brush your teeth with some toothpaste twice a day and you can meaningfully improve your oral hygiene. Yet some people fail to follow this ritual, while others use improper techniques or overdo brushing and damage their gums and teeth.

Fortunately, the latest electric toothbrushes are designed to help such consumers with some innovative features:

  • 120-second timer: It’s recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes every session. If you brush for less, you are more likely to leave behind harmful bacteria on your teeth. If you brush for more, you can do damage over time. For this reason, many new electric toothbrushes can be set to automatically turn off after two minutes of brushing
  • Stress sensor: People who are enthusiastic about oral hygiene sometimes apply extra pressure when brushing their teeth. They don’t realize that excessive force can result in gum bleeding, gum recession, and more. Fortunately, many electric toothbrushes alert you when you’re applying too much pressure when brushing.
  • Multiple brush heads: Because every person’s jaw is different, some electric toothbrushes are bundled with multiple brush heads of various sizes. Although some people enjoy picking the size that suits their needs best, others feel overwhelmed by so many choices.
  • Smart Technology: Some Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes are paired with oral hygiene apps that can analyze your toothbrushing techniques. What’s more, these apps can help you stay on top of your brushing schedule with timely alerts.

3. HealOzone

If you have a toothache, sensitive teeth, tooth discoloration, bad breath, or a bad aftertaste, then you may be suffering from tooth decay. Depending on the seriousness of the problem, the dentist may recommend a variety of solutions, some of which can be painful.

Many oral hygienists have started using HealOzone to painlessly treat tooth decay. HealOzone contains the natural gas O3 and kills bacteria. With HealOzone, dentists treat tooth decay without having to use anaesthesia or drilling. This also allows them to save more of the healthy tooth structure.

Advances like these are benefiting consumers by making oral care more efficient and in some cases, less painful. The future is looking bright at your dentist’s office.