Toothbrushes – if you want to have healthy and beautiful teeth, it is necessary to pay special attention to oral hygiene and use a toothbrush of high quality. It si possible to maintain healthy teeth and gums only with adequate oral hygiene and right appliances.
It is wrong to think: ‘ Harder I brush my teeth, cleaner they get.’
The ideal toothbrush has thin, soft and densely set fibers. Such fibers more easily reach places among teeth and gums that are harder to get and they thoroughly remove soft dental deposits. After brushing, an upper surface is cleaned and gums remain undamaged because it is not necessary to use strong pressure during the brushing. In this way, it is possible to prevent microtraumas of dental tissue caused by hard toothbrushes and strong pressure which may lead to gum recession and painful dental necks after a certain period of time. A good toothbrush must have firm handle designed in a way that patient has a movement and pressure control at all times. In order to maintain flawless oral hygiene, a dental floss should be used along with a toothbrush. The importance of using the dental floss is shown by the fact that if you don’t use it, 40 % of dental upper surface will stay intact. During each teeth brushing, bacteria from oral cavity are being transmitted to the toothbrush. It is necessary to rinse a toothbrush under a squirt in order to remove the bacteria. Disinfect your toothbrush by leaving it in antibacterial mouthwash for five minutes. After a period of time or during regular use, toothbrush bristles become less effective in removing dental plaque, lose their efficiency and become bacteria and microbes litter. Also, there is a danger of damaging the tooth flesh as a result of incurred deformity.
The majority of dentists recommend changing toothbrushes at least once every three month so they an be fully efficient.
British scientists emphasize that new toothbrush should be bought after each cold so infection would not repeat. Bacteria and viruses stay on the fibers and ,with repeated insertion,they can provoke illness again. It is hard to be re-infected by viruses but bacteria on a toothbrush can be causative agents of the same disease.
An improperly stored toothbrush may soon turn in bacteria storage. Don’t cover it with ‘cap’ after the usage – let it dry in the air. Bacteria will grow faster if you keep the head of the brush covered while wet. If you want to prevent potential illnesses, it is necessary to keep your toothbrush in a dry place. If it is held in a glass, make sure it does not come into contact with other people’s brushes.
Of course, along with all above mentioned tips, the most important thing is regular and correct use of toothbrush.
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