Oral hygiene promises a healthy and a happier body. Several oral hygiene products are available in the market, but choosing a particular product keeps the buyer in a state of dilemma. Of all such products, a toothbrush is a primary tool used for maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing oral diseases.
Few points to see before picking a toothbrush for yourself:
Make sure the toothbrush head has an easy access to certain hard-to-reach areas, such as back and side of the molars. Generally, a toothbrush with head dimensions 1’’ long and ½’’ wide, and those with a long handle and easy grip, is preferred.
Of the varieties available in the market (hard, medium, soft, and extra-soft), a soft-bristled toothbrush is the most preferred option. Dentists also recommend soft-bristle toothbrushes instead of hard ones, because when combined with vigorous brushing, medium- or hard-bristled toothbrushes often lead to increased enamel damage and gum irritation. In addition, rounded bristles compared to flat-out bristles with sharp ends are preferred, as they allow optimal plaque removal from the teeth and around the gums.
When To Change a Toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you’ve had a cold since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.
Things To Keep In Mind
-Toothbrushes should be thoroughly rinsed after every use.
-Avoid immediate covering of the toothbrush after brushing to prevent the growth of bacteria.
-Always cover the toothbrush head, if multiple toothbrushes are stored in the same holder.
Choosing a good toothbrush is not a difficult thing provided one knows how to do it.
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