The Way you Use Toothbrush is More Important than You May Think
When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, the task seems so complicated mainly because there are so many colorful choices on the shelves. You can’t decide whether to buy this time an electric brush with a vibrating or rotating head, or one that has a cheek and tongue cleaner…and you most often end up buying the same manual toothbrush with bristles that seem to be to be the less harsh on your teeth.
When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, the task seems so complicated mainly because there are so many colorful choices on the shelves.
You can’t decide whether to buy this time an electric brush with a vibrating or rotating head, or one that has a cheek and tongue cleaner…and you most often end up buying the same manual toothbrush with bristles that seem to be to be the less harsh on your teeth.
According to dental experts, the problem does not lie in what type of toothbrush to choose, but in whether you will be able to use that toothbrush correctly. The average consumer typically chooses a manual toothbrush with soft bristles and with a head size that fits comfortably into the mouth.
It is extremely important to brush the teeth twice a day at least for two minutes. According to Kristy Wayne, who is a dental hygienist in Alberta, the dental plaque starts forming within approximately 20 minutes after meals. If you clean your teeth every day, the plaque causing bacteria and tooth decay is prevented successfully.
With simple brushing, you cannot actually remove the plaque that has already formed onto the surface of the tooth. Regular brushing helps calming down the swollen gums, which could lead to gingivitis and then later on to severe gum disease.
Both the manual and the electric toothbrushes are effective, as long as you will use them regularly and thoroughly. In case you have a got a lot of plaque buildup, experts recommend switching to the electric toothbrush, which is more efficient in removing debris from in between the teeth, and cleanses more thoroughly the teeth within a shorter time than the regular manual brush.
People with limited hand dexterity, should also choose the electric brush, and there is not such big difference between the vibrating and the rotating head brushes. They perform the same job, only in different ways. While brushing the teeth for about 2 minutes is important, you should also pay attention to brushing for the same amount of time each quadrant of the mouth.
Experts also agree that there are generally two types of dental patients: those who are more prone to developing periodontal problems (such as gum disease), and those who are more prone to dental decay.
If you are part of either of these groups, your brushing techniques need to be very good, and you must always brush your teeth regularly. Tooth brushes (or electric toothbrush heads) must always be replaced after you had a viral infection, in order to avoid re-infecting yourself.
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