Toothbrushes 101

Posted Oct 24 2017

Having any toothbrushing habit is almost always a very good thing. However, we sometimes need to brush up on our brushing techniques to make sure our brushing is as effective as possible. Brushing your teeth is such a frequent need that the habit can become mindless. Prevent that from happening by remembering these tips.

The protect your tooth enamel and gums from damage, buy a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brushes with hard bristles can be rough to your teeth and potentially weaken tooth enamel and rip up gums. Also, look for brushes that fit easily into your mouth, to ensure a deep clean. Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. This seal, granted by the American Dental Association, guarantees you are getting a quality product that is safe and effective. Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months.

Toothbrushes that are dirty should no longer be used. While there are many ways to contaminate a toothbrush, there are two worth mentioning. First, don’t ever share your toothbrush. Toothbrush sharing leads to serious cross-contamination of toothbrushes, sharing bacteria from person to person and rendering the toothbrush and the toothbrush time thoroughly ineffective. The second is, don’t allow your toothbrush head to touch another toothbrush head. Store your toothbrush away from other brushes to prevent this from happening. Always try to store your toothbrush in a well-ventilated area free of contamination.

Keeping your teeth clean helps prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. To schedule an appointment in Las Vegas, Nevada, call Michele S Tratos at 702-369-8730. Your smile deserves the very best of care!