Dental Products Report® (DPR), a multimedia platform of articles and technique guides on the latest advances in dental technology, equipment, and materials, today released the most recommended over-the-counter oral care products for 2021. The inaugural DPR OTC Guide provides vital information surrounding the recommendations and preferences of dentists and dental hygienists across the United States.
DPR surveyed more than 400 dental professionals to create the DPR OTC Guide as a resource for consumers when choosing at-home oral care products. The guide also is a comprehensive point of reference for dental professionals.
“Good oral hygiene is a major contributor to overall health,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, parent company of DPR. “Through the launch of the DPR OTC Guide, we hope to ease the process of at-home oral care product selection and ultimately promote the importance of dental hygiene and the products used to achieve it.”
The No. 1 brands recommended by dentists and dental hygienists include:
- Toothpaste – general: Crest
- Toothpaste – sensitive: Sensodyne
- Toothpaste – children’s: Crest
- Toothbrush – manual: Oral-B
- Toothbrush – electric: Philips Sonicare
- Toothbrush – children’s: Oral-B
- Mouthwash/oral rinse: Listerine
- Floss/interdental cleaners: Glide
- Powered interdental cleaners: WaterPik
- Dry mouth remedy: Biotene
- Whitening strips: Crest
- Denture adhesive: Fixodent
“Product recommendations from dental professionals have the power to influence patients’ decisions about the products they use to care for their teeth and gums at home,” said Noah Levine, editorial director of DPR. “This survey is a natural extension of what Dental Products Report® does, and with oral health intertwined with overall health, these recommendations can help patients make reliable and effective choices about their dental care between appointments.”
To view the DPR OTC Guide, click here.
About Dental Products Report®
Dental Products Report® (DPR) aims to provide dentists with comprehensive, accurate and unbiased information across the spectrum of specialties. In consultation with forward-looking clinicians and manufacturers, DPR supports dentists as they apply new products and technologies to patient care. DPR provides readers with quality editorial content such as peer reviews, technique guides and articles on the latest advances in equipment, materials, supplies and services in the dental industry. DPR is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.