When you’re walking down the dental hygiene aisle and you happen to stray from making a beeline for your usual products, you may notice a whole world of accessories you’ve never seen before. Your first instinct is to ask yourself whether you should have been using them all of this time, followed by wondering: What are these things? To help you gain an even more thorough understanding of the products out there (which may very well help you), your Temecula dentist has answers!

It’s A Tongue Scraper!

Among the things you see in your friends’ or relatives’ bathrooms (or in the dental hygiene aisle) that you’ve never seen before may be the tongue scraper. It’s a simple item that gently (no, it doesn’t really scrape) cleans away buildup from your tongue’s surface.

It’s An Interdental Cleaner!

Perhaps you have seen those little accessories that are about the length of a toothpick. They may have little plastic bristles on one end. Or, they may have what looks like a tapered piece of pipe cleaner. These are called interdental cleaners! They are meant to help you clean around braces or prosthetic devices like bridges or implants. It’s best to ask your Temecula dentist, of course, if they’re a good choice for your use before you get started!

It’s A Flossing Threader!

Again, if you have dental devices like braces, a bridge, an implant, etc. in your smile, then you may find that sometimes, you have trouble threading your floss where it’s meant to go. You can make this part of your dental care easier with a flossing threader! It has a loop and and is easy to hold, so your navigation with floss becomes a breeze, explains your Temecula dentist.

Protect Your Smile With Dental Hygiene

Talk to us about products and what you should be using for your dental hygiene, so you know you’re on track toward your absolute best oral health. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.