Every morning, after waking up, we perform a set of the same action – eat Breakfast, take a shower and of course brush our teeth. Sooner or later before each of us the question arises about the effectiveness of selected toothbrush and toothpaste. In that case, if there is any claim to the usual for us means, we have to choose a new one.
Guidelines for choosing a toothbrush and pastikan to choose a toothbrush?
Ideally, selection of toothbrush should engage a specialist to hygienic technique. The choice of brushes and pastes should be conducted in accordance with the condition of the oral cavity, the presence of dental diseases, primarily diseases of the gums, and of course, hygiene skills and knowledge.
Unfortunately, as practice shows, the patients prefer to trust the opinion of pharmacists, advertising slogans, or their preferences, focusing on color, shape, and existence of various things from a toothbrush, believing that the more, the better toothbrush cleans.
How to choose the right toothbrush
In case if you decide to buy the toothbrush on their own, without consulting with a specialist, it is necessary to remember about certain requirements. First and foremost, you need to pay attention to the handle, it is important not only to toothbrush comfortably in the hand, and the handle was rubberized, but below the surface was ribbed. In some cases, due to the slipping of the brush from the hand, it is possible to tear the frenulum.
Moreover, it is important the existence of a special transition between the head and the toothbrush handle. This connection should be flexible, and, if pressed hard, the toothbrush must bend, and safeguard the enamel and the mucous membrane of the gums from excessive pressure.
A separate discussion deserves the bristles of the toothbrush, as it must meet the basic requirements. Many patients prefer all natural, but toothbrushes with natural bristles – not the best choice. In this beard there is a median canal, which is the perfect “home” for the propagation of many pathogens (for Details, see the article “the Naked truth about your toothbrush”). For these reasons, the use of such brushes is not recommended, despite all the propaganda of the absolute safety of natural products.
Second, the bristle has several degrees of hardness – very soft, soft, medium-soft, hard, and very hard. When the relative health of the oral cavity it is necessary to use a toothbrush of medium hardness. The mistake of many patients is to change the toothbrush to a soft with the appearance of bleeding gums. In fact, when using such a toothbrush, the situation is only getting worse. Bleeding, in most cases caused by microbial process and the deposition of Tartar. A soft toothbrush is not able to provide complete care and thoroughly remove the soft plaque (plaque). Accordingly, the symptoms only increase, and the inflammation will only get worse.
With regards to various silicone and rubber inserts, their effectiveness are not recognized by all dentists. One group of dentists speaks about additional cleaning of the enamel surface, the other group just sure that such inserts are not that other, as a fad.
How to choose toothpaste?
One of the frequent questions, and do I need any toothpaste? The answer is Yes. Brushing teeth using toothpaste is important for several reasons. First, in toothpaste contain substances that help to literally “unstick” plaque from the tooth surface. Second, the toothpaste contains elements that help break down the pigment coating. If you use the same toothbrush even with all the rules of cleaning teeth, their colour will deteriorate due to the impact of different dyes contained in coffee, wine, carbonated beverages, sugar beets and others.
How to avoid mistakes when choosing a toothpaste
Due to the content of the abrasive paste, tooth enamel becomes polished and smooth, that for a time prevents the adhesion of microorganisms and plaque formation. Do not forget about the fact that toothpastes contain a set of mineral components, which are further enriched by enamel. And fresh breath has not been canceled.
When choosing a toothpaste, you need to decide what goals are pursued when brushing your teeth. If the goal is the maintenance of oral health and hygiene care, it is possible to use a series of preventive and treatment-and-prophylactic pastes. In the therapeutic-prophylactic pastes include certain minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, or fluorine.
In diseases of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity can be recommended toothpaste with the content of medicinal herbs and remedies, such as pastes with propolis, sea buckthorn, sage, etc.
For the prevention of caries in adults is recommended to use toothpaste that contains fluoride.
For children up to 3 years previously mentioned types of toothpastes are contraindicated. Moreover, children are forbidden to use toothpaste with the content of abrasives. For these reasons, it is necessary to use a special toothpaste gel. These toothpastes completely safe for delicate enamel and are virtually harmless if swallowed. You should not believe the advertisements that toothpaste contains no preservatives, manufacturers are evil. In most children’s toothpastes, even honey, contain no preservatives or foaming agents, for example sodium lauryl sulfate. This surfactant is widely known and is not the best. For these reasons it is necessary immediately to stop attempts to swallow the tasty toothpaste child.
With the purpose of giving smiles to the white hue, you can use paste from the class of bleaching. Dentists warn that the excessive use of such pastes can adversely affect the condition of the enamel. Harm from the frequent use of whitening toothpastes can be explained quite aggressive abrasives and bleaching substances, which destroy the enamel.
The choice of toothpaste – the process is laborious, and he deserves the participation of a specialist. In addition to choosing a toothbrush and toothpaste, the dentist will tell and show you exactly how you need to properly brush your teeth. Only after learning how to properly brush your teeth, and use the right tools and hygiene items, we can talk about a complete prevention of caries and diseases of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity.