The partnership between you and your dental professional is crucial to achieving long-term oral health. Just like an athletic coach trains its team to achieve peak physical fitness in between events, your dental professional acts as your oral care coach providing advice and tools you need to maintain a healthy mouth and confident smile between cleanings.“My patients often ask what they can do to prevent plaque,” says Amy Hazlewood, RDH, BS. “I always say the first line of defense is to get a professional cleaning every six months. Additionally, to maintain the benefits of the professional cleaning, I coach my patients to use products that can reduce and control plaque, such as the Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control products, which help us both feel secure in the health of their smile.”
- Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste is clinically proven to help keep plaque from coming back and works by killing plaque germs and slowing down their ability to generate new plaque. Suggested Retail Price: $4.25 (4 oz) $4.75 (5.8 oz).
- Crest Pro-Health Clinical Rinse is Crest’s most advanced formula ever, a clinical breakthrough that helps keep your teeth 91 percent clean of plaque for up to two months after a dental visit. Suggested Retail Price: $5.99 (500 mL) $7.29 (1L).
- Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex Toothbrush has flexing sides that individually adjust to teeth and gums to clean areas where plaque growth begins and removes up to 93 percent of hard-to-reach plaque with regular use. Suggested Retail Price: $4.99.
- Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Clinical Protection Floss is clinically proven to help reverse gingivitis in two weeks as part of a comprehensive dental health routine. It slides up to 50% more easily in tight spaces versus regular floss and effectively removes plaque and food particles in between teeth to help prevent cavities. Suggested Retail Price: $3.99.