Monday 24 August 2020

What is the Right Toothbrush for You?

We all know the essentials about the choice, durability and toothbrush hygiene, yet it is worth mentioning that in general the toothbrush should be replaced once or twice within six month period especially if its bristles are deformed or we had a flu before as the possibility of reinfection is high. 

There are toothbrushes with soft, medium and hard bristles as well as different density and materials they are made of. It is important to choose a toothbrush with high-density bristles made of natural material for efficient cleaning and plaque removal.

It is recommended that the toothbrush has soft bristles and with the correct brushing technique not only will the teeth be cleaned but also the gums. Should the opposite apply, then the gums will suffer and retract which will expose the teeth roots and damage their enamel. 

One should also consider the toothbrush head, as the oral cavity and teeth size are unique for every human. It is simple, tooth brushing should be pleasant, effective and thorough. 

While shopping for your new toothbrush, you might be wondering which parameters you should be looking for. Check the package behind and search for the seal of approval (ADA), check the materials it is made of and its origin. Avoid buying toothbrushes with hard bristles made of nylon without specifications.  

In addition, do not forget to sanitize your toothbrush and its storage container.  Run hot water before and after its use, keep it for 15 minutes in previously filled cup with mouthwash, 3% hydrogen peroxide, alcohol or vinegar. 

People are also concerned whether regular or electrical toothbrush is a better choice. We will not pick sides here but highlight the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and applying the correct brushing technique. What counts is the final result and what means you will choose to achieve it, is up to you. 

 Change your toothbrush regularly, use suitable toothpaste, brush your teeth twice a day, floss and most important do not skip your dental check up


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