Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires a good oral hygiene routine. It can be difficult to decide which toothbrush and toothpaste to use, given that there are so many different brands on the market. In this article, we will examine the characteristics of different toothbrushes, how to choose the right toothbrush for your needs, and what ingredients to look for in toothpaste.
Benefits and Disadvantages of Different Types of Toothbrushes
As a rule, we prefer toothbrushes with small heads and soft bristles. Small heads allow the brush to reach the back molars more easily, and soft bristles don’t wear away enamel.
Good oral home care includes soft brush toothbrushes, non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste, dental floss, and a low-sugar diet.
Brushes with manuals
Make sure the head and bristles are small and soft.
Every three months, it needs to be replaced.
Due to the lack of a timer on these brushes, we recommend that our patients brush their teeth for two minutes (30 seconds per quadrant).
It is important to brush at a 45-degree angle to the front of the tooth. The bristles should face upwards on the uppers and downwards on the lowers, and the tips should face the gums.
Too hard brushing is easy.
Toothbrushes with electric motors
It removes plaque 10x – 12x better than manual toothbrushes.
There is an 8x – 10x difference in gentleness.
This ensures that you brush for the recommended two minutes by beeping every 30 seconds.
There are two types:
Sonic (back and forth) is our favorite because it is gentler on the gums.
The rotary-spinner polishes front teeth very well, but is harsher on the gums.
Travel-friendly and rechargeable.
Every three months, heads need to be replaced
The cost of expenses ranges from $50 to $120.
Patients with hand problems, aging or diseases will find it easier to use.
Benefits & Disadvantages of Different Toothpastes
A good toothpaste should have a low abrasion level and be fluoridated. The following are some types of toothpaste available and their functions:
In order to protect
Fluoride is essential.
At least 1000 parts per million of fluoride must be present.
Be sure to look for the ADA stamp of approval.
After brushing, how clean and fresh your mouth feels is a matter of personal preference.
In order to whiten
Over a long period of time, whitening toothpaste is effective to a small degree.
The use of this product may cause tooth sensitivity if it is continued.
It works very well.
After brushing, adults should not rinse or eat.
Fluoride from the toothpaste should remain in contact with the enamel of the teeth for two minutes while brushing and for 30 minutes after brushing.
Enamel restoration toothpaste
A toothpaste with fluoride, such as Sensodyne Repair, can restore enamel.
Tooth decay is too late for toothpaste to work.
Toothpaste containing aloe vera
It claims to fight plaque and gingivitis.
It has been shown to be ineffective in studies.
The importance of fluoride toothpaste cannot be overstated.
Toothpaste with charcoal
The product is new to the market.
It has been suggested that it is too abrasive and can damage enamel in preliminary studies.
Triclosan and Stannous fluoride are effective.
To maintain good oral health, brush twice a day for two minutes with a small soft brush and floss once a day.