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How to choose your toothbrush?

How to choose your toothbrush?

Ans. Oral hygiene is must for the overall health. An important aspect of oral hygiene is choosing the right toothbrush. This selection should get the same merit of attention that you pay to selecting the right clothes to wear to a special evening. You should brush twice  day i.e. once in the morning and once before bedtime. Rinse your mouth after every meal.

If you are looking for most comfortable toothbrush for you, here is some expert advice given the dentists all over that will help you with the selection:

Bristles: The toothbrush you choose must have soft bristles. Hard bristle may cause gum tissues laceration. It will pull back the gum tissue from the tooth, lead to exposure of the root, which causes sensitivity.  A soft brush will preserve the tooth and gums.

Size of the toothbrush head:  Select the toothbrush, that has a small head, it will help the brush to reach the every corner of the mouth. Generally recommended size is 1” long and ½” wide.

Handle of the toothbrush: The handle should be comfortable to hold, depending upon situation. You might need angled, non-slip grip and flexible neck handle.

Children need long handle toothbrush for great grip.

Manual or powered toothbrush: Both manual and powered toothbrush are good to clean the teeth. Chose the one that is convenient to you. Make sure that you clean the toothbrush well after every use.

Replace the toothbrush:

  • After every three months.
  • If it begins to show wear and tear.
  • If bristles are not in good shape.

You must take good care of you brush, and clean it before and after use. Always keep it in dry places, otherwise the bristle will collect the germs, and cause infections. You can ask your dentist about which toothbrush to use. But whichever toothbrush you use, brush your teeth for two minutes, twice daily and take care to visit your dentist regularly to maintain good and optimum oral health!

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Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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