We always hear about the importance of tooth brushing.
Since we were little, we learned to brush our teeth three times a day to have the best dental health.
However, it is not only the act of brushing that allows for proper oral health. It is also necessary to have the right tools.
A good toothbrush and adequate toothpaste are elements that you should consider and will make a difference in this regard.
If you are not very clear about the characteristics that define a good toothbrush and toothpaste, continue reading, we will indicate the aspects to consider for it.
How to choose a good toothpaste?
An optimal toothpaste acts against microbes and protects against caries and periodontal diseases.
Ideally, it should also be a product clinical studies and dental societies endorse.
We also indicate some other aspects that are important when choosing a toothpaste:
- That it be of a complete action, that is, it covers teeth and gums. With this, you will not only have clean teeth, but you will protect yourself from diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, or diabetes.
- Must contain specific plaque-fighting ingredients such as stannous fluoride, sodium fluoride, or sodium hexametaphosphate. These components help to:
- Prevent tooth decay.
- Prevent bacterial plaque.
- Protect the gums.
- Protection against sensitivity.
- Prevent tartar.
- Whiten teeth by removing surface stains.
- Prevent halitosis.
- Prevent enamel erosion.
And how do I choose my toothbrush?
Many patients feel confused by the commercial offer of toothbrushes you can find in supermarkets and pharmacies.
Choosing this tool depends on the patient’s needs, but today we will give you some tips so that you can identify the one that best suits you.
You can classify toothbrushes according to the hardness of the bristles and the size of the head that they have. Considering it, we have three categories:
- Strong hardness brushes: Designed for those patients in good oral health who do not suffer or have suffered in the past from tooth sensitivity.
- Medium hardness brushes: This is the most common type of brush, and it is usually recommended to the public in general if there is no particular circumstance.
- Soft hardness brushes: More suitable for patients suffering from tooth sensitivity. The drawback they present is that if you don’t use them properly, they may not clean your teeth due to their softness.
Considering the size of the head, we recommend that you use the one that has the appropriate number of fences and that is of adequate size so that it can access all corners of your mouth.
The recommendation in most cases is to use brushes of medium hardness with a head size that can allow cleaning the different corners of the oral cavity.
We suggest using it three times a day and accompanying this cleaning using dental floss and mouthwash.
If you have any questions or comments about the toothbrushes and toothpaste you should use, reach out to our Bendigo dentists with your comments, and questions.
See you in our next article!