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Dr. Jacob Shrayman and our dental team care about you and your smile. This is why we encourage you to do all you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. One way you can do so is by making sure you use the safest oral hygiene tools when you clean your smile. 

Unfortunately, there are many products on the market today that can harm your teeth and gums and alter your oral health. Let’s take a look at some of them:

A dental scaler is one of the only tools that can completely, safely, and effectively remove the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth, but that’s only the case if you know how to properly use it. The only people who know how to use this tool are dental professionals like Dr. Jacob Shrayman and your dental hygienists. So, please do not use an over-the-counter dental scaler to clean the surfaces of your teeth.

Toothbrushes with hard bristles are also tools that can be dangerous for your smile. They do not safely and effectively clean your teeth and gums like you think they do. In fact, they harm your smile by wearing down the tooth enamel and irritating the gums, causing major dental issues like tooth decay and sensitivity. The best tool to use to clean your chompers is a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Lastly, additional products you should avoid using are those that don’t have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval. This approval is something to look for on all oral hygiene products. This stamp means that the product is effective and safe when cleaning your smile. If the product does not have this approval, your smile could be damaged if you use it.

Do you have questions about our provided tips or about oral hygiene tools in Verona, New Jersey? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Jacob Shrayman, DDS a call at 973-239-3555. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers you’re looking for so you can take good care of your smile. We look forward to helping you!