The Best Devices for Your Teeth


Healthy teeth are crucial to a beautiful smile and play an important role in your overall physical health and well-being. Some chronic diseases and illnesses are associated with poor dental hygiene. Dr. Jacob Laudie, Lees Summit dentist, recommends regularly scheduled dental checkups as well as good oral care habits at home. Dr. Laudie recommends regular teeth brushing as well as the use of oral devices to help with the care of teeth and gums. The best devices to use on your teeth include a Waterpik, Sonicare toothbrush, and a tongue scraper. These can be found locally in Lees Summit, MO or purchased online.

How a Waterpik Helps Your Teeth

A Waterpik device is a variation of flossing. It is very easy to use and is highly effective in flossing teeth. It is a small hand-held device that pulses out warm water along your gum line. It has been proven to be 99.9% effective in removing plaque along the gum line.

At Summit Dental, it is important to remove as much plaque as possible from the gum line on a regular basis. If colonies of plaque bacteria are left undisturbed on the gums, they begin to cause open lesions in the gum tissue which can bleed when touched known as gingivitis. Gingivitis can be reversed if treated. However, if it is neglected, it will lead to periodontitis, which is not reversible. For this reason, good gum heath is critical and the Waterpik is excellent at getting the job done.

Why You Should Use a Sonicare Toothbrush

An electric toothbrush is much more effective than a regular one at brushing teeth. It is accurate, consistent, and able to make more brush strokes. Of all the different electric toothbrushes on the market, the Sonicare toothbrush is the best. It can remove 7x more plaque than a regular toothbrush and can make 31,000 strokes per minute! It also cleans much deeper than a manual toothbrush. Because of its speed and the vibrations of its powerful head, it creates a flow of your saliva and toothpaste even between your teeth getting them much cleaner than the alternatives.

The Benefits of Using a Tongue Scraper

People often forget that taking care of their tongue is also an important part of good oral care. At Jacob Laudie Dental, we recommend using a tongue scrapper daily. Scraping your tongue removes bacteria, dead cells, toxins, and food debris from your mouth. If they are not removed on a regular basis, they get reabsorbed into the body which can lead to respiratory issues, problems with digestion, and even compromise your immune system. While it is possible to scrape your tongue with a toothbrush, it is not nearly as effective as a tongue scraper.

Dr. Laudie and the team at Summit Dental encourages you to have regular dental checkups and use these top devices for oral health care at home.