Toothbrush care is something that all of us want to do but often overlook. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably once in the morning and once at night. If you have never brushed your teeth before it may be a bit intimidating especially if you are a coffee drinker or someone who has a hard time remembering to brush. When it comes to toothbrush care, nothing is more important than your comfort and the health of your teeth.
When brushing your teeth, always begin by cleaning the front of your mouth only. The back part of your mouth does not need to be brushed. Begin with a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your tongue and then move on to the rear of your mouth. When you brush the inside of your mouth, you must do so carefully and brush in a circular motion. If you brush in a circular motion, you will minimize the damage to the enamel.
Now, most of us have come to recognize the importance of toothbrush care. But did you know that the toothbrushes we use can affect our health? Toothbrushes should be replaced regularly. If you fail to replace your toothbrushes, plaque will build up between your teeth and in the gum line. The result could be bad breath, cavities, and even gum disease.
Most dentists will recommend using an electronic toothbrush or an electric toothbrush. There are many reasons why these types of toothbrushes are preferred over other types. Some of these reasons are they tend to last longer; they clean with less friction and they are easy to clean between teeth. These toothbrushes are also recommended by dentists because they remove more bacteria from between teeth and they do not use any suction power to clean between teeth. There is some controversy among dentists about whether or not these electronic toothbrushes are as effective as the old-fashioned manual toothbrushes that were used for tooth brushing. If your dental office uses the traditional toothbrush method of toothbrushing, you should ask them which brand they use.
I prefer the electric toothbrush as it allows me to brush several times a day and I have more control over the speed of the brush. I am a morning person and my teeth usually start to whiten around breakfast time. When I am done brushing I always put my toothpaste in my mouth before I go to sleep at night. One thing I like to do is use a toothbrush care manual for some extra brushing.
To keep your teeth and your gums healthy, you need to change your toothbrush every few months. You should also floss your teeth at least once a day. If you want to avoid cavities or gum disease you should follow the Dentist’s new toothbrush care advice. Make sure you are using an all-natural bristles toothbrush as they are designed to be gentle on your teeth. If you use an electric toothbrush with metal bristles that scrape against your teeth you can help prevent cavities by rinsing your mouth with a special antibacterial mouth rinse after brushing.