Treat Your Teeth!

Feeling like the sugary Maine ice cream season is finally catching up to your teeth? Thinking about how you want your smile to look in back-to-school photos? Just invested in your teeth with oral surgery at SMOMS? Whatever your reason, now is the season to show your teeth a little extra T.L.C.! 

At Southern Maine Oral Surgery, we believe that every day is a good day to treat your teeth with love and care so we created a wish-list of five essential products that won’t break the bank–and will help you create your very home at-home dental spa! 

Toothbrush: Electric and manual toothbrushes can both be used effectively to clean your teeth. When hunting for your new toothbrush, look for soft bristles of varying bristle lengths and angles to reach every surface of your mouth. Whether electrically or manually powered, the most important part of a toothbrush is that it be used twice a day, for two minutes!   

Treat Yourself: Oral B Pro 1000 (Powered)

Treat Yourself: Nimbus Ultra-Soft (Manual)



Fluoride Toothpaste: Now that you have a shiny new toothbrush, you need some lush, sudsy paste to go on top! Don’t be overwhelmed looking at all of the options, and don’t be tempted by new or natural varieties. Keep it classic! Look for a toothpaste that contains fluoride and has the ADA seal on the box.

Treat Yourself: Crest Gum & Enamel Repair 

Floss: Flossing can seem like a gargantuan task after two minutes of brushing! In reality, flossing 32 teeth takes a little more than 32 seconds…and can add years to your oral health. Your gums are the frames to your teeth, so make sure they’re healthy and strong!

Treat Yourself: Oral B Glide Pro-Health Comfort Plus Floss

Fluoride Mouthwash: Mouthwash is the cool, refreshing reward after the hard labor of brushing and flossing! Just like with your toothpaste, look for a mouthwash that contains fluoride and has the ADA seal on the bottle. Don’t forget to choose your favorite color!

Treat Yourself: Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash

Chewing Gum: Sugar-free chewing gum helps you continue your dental spa day between brushings! Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates saliva flow by reducing plaque acids, which in turn strengthens teeth. The delicious fresh breath is a happy side effect!

Treat Yourself: Ice Breakers Sugar Free Ice Cubes

Interested in curating your own dental spa experience? Check out the ADA’s Seal Product List or ask our SMOMS staff for a recommendation next time you visit our office!  

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