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Oral Health with Correct Toothbrush

Safeguard Oral Health with Correct Toothbrush

Do you know how much time in a lifetime you spend brushing your teeth? On an average you spend more than a thousand hours brushing your teeth in your lifetime. But, how much time do you spend choosing the correct toothbrush? You probably don’t know the correct answer. It is a general misconception, that buying a new toothbrush from the market once in two months, keeps our teeth strong. Sadly, the reality is far different from this conception. Like you choose one particular product for your hair, face or body that suits them, similarly, you need a brush that suits your teeth. Not just a toothbrush, choosing proper toothpaste and mouth wash are also essential to maintain oral health.

Using the correct toothbrush not just checks your oral health, it simultaneously boosts your confidence. You smile often – as believed smiles are infectious. So, for better, brighter and happier days, you need to choose the correct toothbrush. However, if you choose the wrong toothbrush, no other correct product matters. Listed below are a few healthy ways of picking the right toothbrush. 

  • Right Brush Head

Bigger brush heads are what people usually choose. Do you know why? It is because they think bigger heads cover better areas. But they generally tend to miss the emergency points or hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Small heads reach the correct spot and are flexible. This ensures better cleaning and fresh breath.

  • Bristles Type

Bristles come in three types generally – soft, medium and hard. Now comes the tricky part. The advertisements and the supermarkets convince you that hard bristles clean your teeth. The statement is partly true. Hard and medium bristles damage your teeth. The friction of hard or medium bristles affects the enamel. Soft nylon bristles gently clean your teeth and are never too harsh on your enamel.

  • Consider the grip

There are tons of options available in the market. Although there is no fixed right choice for it, make sure you feel right holding it. For example, if you have flexibility issues, you may find a thicker handle brush easier to grip; if you have small hands, you might prefer a much narrower handle. Don’t shy away to try out the feel of different toothbrush handles before you purchase.

  • Choose between a Manual or Electric Toothbrush

This is the most common query for a dental assistant or even a dentist. The simple answer is if you can afford an electric toothbrush, don’t wait to buy it. It definitely has several positive impacts. However, that doesn’t ensure that those with manual toothbrushes have poor oral health.

The primary factor is to know how to brush the teeth. Brushing at least twice a day is mandatory. The correct procedure includes focusing on every corner of the mouth. Make sure you brush front and back. You clean your tongue and use dental floss and mouth wash. You should brush your teeth for at least five minutes. Manually brushing requires more time. However, an electric toothbrush is a savior when you are in a hurry. So, to smile brightest and to have a better oral life you can choose both manual and electric toothbrushes, but you need to know the brushing technique properly. Also, never forget to visit your doctor if and when you are in doubt. 

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