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A Dentist’s Secret to a Healthy Smile
We are often asked about what products we recommend for the best dental care. We thought we would compile a list of the products that we use on a daily basis.
Feel free to contact us should you have any further questions….we are always happy to help!
Oral B satin floss coated with fluoride
The tape will clean between the teeth and help to improve your oral health. It is smooth and covered with fluoride. Fluoride will strengthen the enamel and combat dental decay that is developing between the teeth. It also tastes good!
Oral B electric tooth brush
We love electric toothbrushes! Look out for the following qualities: rotating, pulsating, round headed. All basic oral B brushes will have these qualities. We can guarantee that your teeth will feel cleaner immediately!
Black is white whitening toothpaste
Those of you who know us, know that we are avid coffee lovers – hence the Nespresso machine at our practice. This toothpaste consists of coal particles that absorb the staining without damaging the enamel. The only downside is that it is black and can look a bit messy in the bathroom! Definitely works though! (Please be aware that if you have treatments like porcelain veneers then this won’t work on the ceramic and only works on natural teeth)
Fluoride toothpaste (not whitening)
Any toothpaste that contains fluoride is good as it will strengthen the enamel.Good and strong enamel is a starting point for cosmetic dentistry often.
These can be described as rubbery tooth-picks. It can take a few attempts before you get the technique right with these ones, and they do tend to bend in the beginning. They are easy and quick once you get used to them. They are also perfect for cleaning underneath fixed retainers. Please ask your dental practice or clinic about purchasing these.
Fluoride strengthens the enamel and prevents dental decay. Use mouthwash twice a day after brushing. Make sure that you do not eat/drink/rinse for one hour following use. It tastes good and is not too strong.
Dr. Stefan Abela
BChD, MFDS, RCS Eng, MSc, MORTH RCS Ed, AHEA, FDS Orth RCS Ed
Stefan is a Consultant in Orthodontics at one of the most prestigious London teaching hospitals; Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.
Stefan is also a specialist in Orthodontics and is registered on the General Dental Council (GDC) specialist list. Stefan qualified as a dental surgeon in 2003 and underwent further training in various specialties including restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, oral medicine and complex oral and maxillofacial surgery including the management of facial trauma.