Oral health begins with one of the most important tools: your toothbrush. It is so important to choose the right one and to care and maintain it so that it is working at its best to remove the plaque and bacteria that are lurking in your mouth. Today we will talk a little bit more about selecting the right toothbrush and also how to maintain it, so read on to find out more.
Pick the right one
Picking the right toothbrush to suit you is crucial, because you are naturally going to brush best with a brush that is most comfortable for you. Consider the size, shape and bristle firmness when you pick a toothbrush. For example, If you tend to have a smaller mouth a smaller toothbrush is much more effective at removing plaque. Another example is your brushing habits, if you tend to brush very roughly it will be a better idea to get a toothbrush with softer bristles, so that you do not irritate your gums.
Toothbrushes, of course, do not last forever and they need to be replaced regularly. As a general rule toothbrushes should be replaced every three months, but this will depend on your brushing habits and you may need to replace it sooner than this. You should check your toothbrush regularly to see the the bristles are not bending out of shape, most toothbrushes will also have coloured bristles that lose their colour when they are wearing out too.
Invest in electric
Electric toothbrushes are a better alternative to regular toothbrushes because they oscillate and move much faster than is possible to brush by hand. As a result they are much more effective at removing plaque from the teeth.
Think about a towel that you use on a daily basis, you don’t use it forever without washing it and the same principle applies for toothbrushes. They should be washed regularly to remove bacteria, plaque and excess toothpaste. The best way to wash your toothbrush is to place it in warm to hot water and let it soak. Washing your toothbrush regularly is a great trick to help improve the effectiveness of your toothbrush.
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