The toothbrush is an effective tool to remove plaque. The right toothbrush should have a small working head, which enables better handling of the mouth and precise cleaning. It should be soft, as the stiff brush can damage the gums and expose tooth necks. The bristles should be trimmed straight. It is also important to realize that the more bristles are on the brush head, the less work it takes to clean the teeth.
Usually, the toothbrush should be changed every three months. It is of course up individual depending on how fast is the brush used up. As a rule, the more we push on the toothbrush, the faster it is used up. If the fibers are unravel after a few weeks, it means that the pressure during cleaning is too big and should be reduced.
Cleaning with regular brush can be extend with “solo” or “single” toothbrush. It has a very small head, so you can get spots which are hard to reach and care for the teeth with this is very meticulous. It is especially suitable for the wisdom teeth or teeth that are crowded and crossed.
The optimal frequency of tooth brushing is 2 times a day, and we should pay more attention to one of those cleaning, and extend it to the care of the interdental spaces. The length of cleaning teeth is individual, depending on the skill of the patient, condition of the teeth and the presence of a crown or braces. Clean up until the teeth are clean and smooth. Someone dental care and takes 15 minutes. When cleaning, remember that tooth has five sides and all has to be cleaned. Generally, the teeth should be cleaned by circular motions. The technique, however, is also dependent upon the particular patient and the condition of the teeth, so dental hygienist can show you and advise the best cleaning method and ideally she help you to train it.
An important complement to dental care are, of course, toothpastes and mouthwashes. The toothpaste should be adapted according to age and optionally also to a problem that the teeth or gums have. Most pastes and mouthwashes contain fluoride, which strengthen enamel and help prevent tooth decay. For children buy only the pastes intended for them. In these pastes is lowered fluoride content in case that children would eat or swallow the paste during cleaning. Note that the use of toothpaste and mouthwash is important and useful, but we will never substitute the effect of brushing.