Keeping good care of your teeth has many obvious advantages. It keeps your breath smelling nice, stops the buildup of plaque and most importantly will stop you having to go through dental procedures such as fillings, extractions and worst of all abscess infections that can be very dangerous and will require painful and costly root canal work doing. Now, everybody knows that you use a brush as part of your dental hygiene regime, but did you know that you can’t just use any old toothbrush. The toothbrush you select will make a big difference to how well you take care of your teeth. Below are some of the different types of toothbrush you can buy and some of the advantages of using them.
Strangely enough you might think that by choosing a toothbrush that has hard bristles is going to be better at removing plaque from your teeth or any food that might be stuck between them. On the contrary. Most dentists and dental professionals are more likely to advise you against this and would instead recommend that you use one with softer bristles. The reason for this is that harder bristles can actually do more damage than good, especially to your gums.
Something else that needs to be taken into consideration is the size of the head of the brush. Bigger is not better. Again here, the advice given by professionals is that you should select a brush with a smaller head. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, a brush with a smaller head will reach more easily the areas of your mouth that are a little more tricky to clean properly like the back areas of the mouth. The second reason is purely one of comfort. A smaller headed toothbrush is going to feel much more comfortable in the mouth than a big clumsy one.
Finally you might want to decide whether you are going to use a regular manual brush or whether you are going to use an electric one. This is going to be completely down to personal choice because neither has any advantage over the other as far as how well they clean your teeth. It’s not so much what you use here but how you use them. Electric ones generally have the smaller head so this might be a minor advantage over a more traditional brush.
I always advise going for a check up at your local St Pauls dentist to make sure you’re taking good care of your teeth. Here are the contact details:
Mansion House Dental Practice,
49 Queen Victoria Street,
CALL: 02072 482 713