Originally Posted by hemstock
Which is better Braun Oral B toothbrushes or Philips Sonicare? One has a circular motion the other side to side.
Do whitening mouthwashes work? Would you recommend them? Should you use a mouthwash that contains alcohol or not? What other things should you
Can oral irrigators like waterpik replace flossing?
I use the colgate Total Advanced Whitening toothpaste which works and tastes good. I've read that it contains something called triclosan which might be dangerous. Is this accurate. If yes what toothpastes do you recommend that whiten teeth?
I like the sonicare better as personal preference. They both do a good job of removing plaque when used properly.
Whitening mouth washes will work to some extent if you have extrinsic stains. I prefer a mouthwash with alcohol because it will kill more bacteria.
Oral Irrigators should NOT replace flossing. They are most helpful for cleaning around orthodontic appliances and under bridge work.
The Colgate Total Advanced line is very good but you will pay a premium for them. I use a tooth paste with triclosan so take that fwiw.