Every day your mouth is at war, fighting off harmful bacteria and dangerous invaders like plaque. Believe it or not, your best line of defense in this war against decay is your toothbrush. Weaponized with a fluoridated toothpaste, your toothbrush can ensure victory every time you visit your dentist. But which is the best kind of toothbrush? Next time you arm yourself with a plaque-busting toothbrush, be sure it meets these criteria.
Softer is better
- The harder the bristle the better the brush, right? That may be true if you are scrubbing your charcoal grill but the opposite is true when it comes to toothbrushes. In fact, dentists recommend extra soft bristles to gently slough away plaque and other foreign objects stuck in the nooks and crannies of your teeth.
- Soft brushes will not wear the enamel on your teeth, nor will they harm gums; on the contrary, a soft brush actually massages the gums to both clean and strengthen them. A soft brush also feels pleasant when brushing the tongue.
Choose a small head
Even as an adult, opt for a smaller, more compact head on your toothbrush - they are easy to maneuver into hard-to-reach places of your mouth where plaque can build up quickly. They also allow for better navigation in the mouth.
Find your fit
Brushing your teeth should be a pleasant experience; that said be sure to choose a toothbrush that feels good in your hand and fits nicely in your mouth. The angle of the brush should work for you and it should not leave your inner cheeks or gums feeling scraped up or compromised.
If you do not feel disposable toothbrushes are doing their job, it may be time to consider an electric or battery-powered toothbrush. Some have settings to help brushing along; others may be combined with a hydroflossers for an enhanced and total brushing experience.
Make your own
Brushing your teeth should not feel like a chore. Get the toothbrush that you actually will enjoy using. Choose your favorite color; encourage your child to select his favorite super hero or cartoon character. Experiment to find the one that works best for you and your family. Whatever you choose, you should look forward to brushing every day.
Dentist in Yelahanka, Bangalore
In the war on dental disease, it's good to have an ally. In Yelahanka, Bangalore, you can reach out to Dr. Jyothi S N, where I look forward to working with you to achieve life-long dental health for you and your family. Call us today at (+91) 9844228385 or Visit our clinic. We look forward to working with you!