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Proper oral care is important not only for having an attractive smile, but also for your overall medical health. With Walgreens Oral Care Products, you can reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and potentially other issues. Walgreens has all of the products you need to keep your teeth and gums in the best of health to make oral care as simple as possible. Start your daily oral care routine today and you'll be ready to show off those pearly whites with confidence.
Brushing your teeth at least twice every day goes a long way to promoting oral health. Toothbrushes remove plaque, a sticky film made up of bacteria and food debris that develops on your teeth all day long. Plaque hardens into tartar if not removed through brushing. Once tartar forms, it's usually not possible to remove at home, so it remains on the teeth and gumline, contributing to tooth decay and gum disease. To cut down on the amount of tartar that builds up on your teeth, you need the right toothbrush. Both power and manual models can bring great results, provided you use them properly. Dentists often recommend power toothbrushes to those who have a difficult time removing plaque with a traditional toothbrush. Whether you're choosing a manual or a power model, be sure to select one with a head that will fit your mouth comfortably, a handle that is easy for you to grip and bristles that are the right level of softness for your needs. Your dentist can recommend the best toothbrush for your specific oral care concerns.
Toothpaste is the perfect partner for your toothbrush and assists with the removal of plaque. While there are many varieties of toothpastes available on the market, all of them contain cleansing agents that help loosen plaque, so it can be rinsed away. Some toothpaste products contain fluoride, which helps strengthen your teeth and make them more resistant to decay. Specialty toothpastes are available for specific concerns, such as whitening stained teeth and reducing symptoms of tooth sensitivity.
Your toothbrush will remove plaque from the fronts, backs and biting surfaces of your teeth, but the film can also accumulate in the spaces between your teeth. That's why it's important that you clean between your teeth at least once per day with an interdental cleaner. Dental floss is the most common type, but you can also find other solutions to meet your needs if you find floss hard to use.
Depending on the needs of your teeth and gums, your dentist may recommend additional products for use in your oral care routine. Mouth rinses can be used to reduce bacteria, provide the teeth with extra fluoride and help with other needs. You may also require special products for caring for braces, dentures or your gums.
Walgreens Oral Care Products for adults and children features a variety of natural and organic options as well. If you're unsure which oral care products are right for you, ask your dentist for advice, and remember, along with good oral hygiene, seeing your dentist twice per year for a cleaning and exam is essential to ongoing oral health.