Not everyone ( except dentists and dental hygienists) are familiar with dental cleaning tools. However dental cleaning kits are growing in popularity. Especially as now many dentists don’t provide cleaning at the regular checkup and refer you to a hygienist and at £50 upwards a time that is expensive.
So if brushing your teeth, flossing and interdent brushes are not enough, perhaps its time to look at more cleaning tools.
Of course there is no substitute to using professionals for deeper cleaning, but some of these tools you may find useful.
What is in a dental cleaning kit?
A typical kit contains
- A dentist mirror
- A dental / sickle scaler
- A plaque remover / tartar scraper
- A dental tooth pick / probe
Some also include tweezers. With such a selection of tools, it is important to know how to use them, but here YouTube is your friend.
What a dental cleaning kit won’t do is remove stains, for that take a look at teeth whitening products.
Would you give a dental cleaning kit as a present?
No, not really, what would you be saying to someone you love – hey your teeth are bad? But there are some exceptions, of course some one may ask you specifically, but there is one exception, which are neat pocket knife style dental cleaning kits.
If your loved one already has a kit at home, but is keen on hiking / camping or otherwise holidaying then a pocket kit may actually be a neat little gift, not expensive and shows some thoughtfulness.
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