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There are many dental cleaning instruments in the world today, but some of them can be harmful and damaging to your smile. Our Star Dental team is happy to tell you the different products to avoid at all costs, and those products are:

Over-the-counter scalers
Yes, a scaler is the only tool that can properly remove the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. However, the only way a scaler is effective is if you know how to properly use it, and the only people who know how to use it are dental hygienists and dentists. So, please do not use an over-the-counter scaler to clean your teeth.

Hard-bristled toothbrushes
Hard-bristled toothbrushes tend to sound tough and effective, but that is not the case. Hard-bristled toothbrushes are harmful for your smile because they wear the tooth enamel and irritate the gums. The best tool to use is a soft-bristled toothbrush because it safely and effectively cleans your smile all while caring for your oral tissues.

Products that are not approved by the ADA
The American Dental Association is an organization that tests products for safety and effectiveness. If a product passes the test, it will receive a stamp of approval. These products are the best for your smile because they take good care of your chompers. So, if a product does not have the seal of approval, it’s best to avoid using it.

To learn more about the dental products to avoid, please call 916.773.6222 and talk to a member of our helpful dental team. Your dentist, Dr. Sonny Ashfar, is also more than happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and give you the tips you need to succeed if you just call and schedule an appointment today. The more you know about smile and dental care in Roseville, California, the better!