Back to school supplies have hit the shelves!  Stocking up can feel overwhelming and in the process basic everyday items can seem to tip the scales and may be put off.  Recently I was at the Dollar Store (actually one of my favorite places to shop).  As a good dentist I looked at the dental hygiene products and was surprised.  I discovered that cheap stuff can be good stuff.  While there was a small lack in name brands – there were some regulars in stock and to be honest most of the products were really good.  All toothpaste had appropriate fluoride content, the flossers were high quality, the mouth wash wasn’t fancy but would work we

ll for most people and they even had some decent toothbrushes.  You may not find the frills but there is no excuse to leave the oral care products off the back to school shopping list.  They are a buck!

Dr. Al Burns