How And When To Brush Your Teeth
Back to basics oral health care advice.
The cornerstone to good oral health lies in regular brushing of our teeth. This not only keeps our teeth looking good, but helps to remove both food particles and bacteria that could otherwise lead to problems such as dental decay and gum disease.
Whilst nearly everyone brushes their teeth twice a day; the way it is done, and the timing, can have a significant impact on its effectiveness. In this blog, we take a look at a few factors that might help you to improve your oral health with very little extra effort.
At Much Hadham Dental Care, we make a point of reminding our patients, from time to time, that an old toothbrush with worn bristles is an ineffective toothbrush. You should be replacing your brush, or electric toothbrush head, every three months at least. Bristles that are worn will be much less successful at removing bacteria from the teeth. Once you have a toothbrush that is in good condition, you are well on your way.
Make sure that you use a fluoride toothpaste; most commercial ones will have this as an ingredient as standard. Some health shop toothpastes though may have fluoride free versions. Fluoride helps to protect the enamel from damage caused by acids and the use of a fluoride free toothpaste will put your teeth at increased risk of decay.