Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Change Your Tooth Brush !
Even though you may know when to change your toothbrush, you may not know which toothbrush will work best for you. Among other things, you may have been buying hard toothbrushes for years, and causing damage to your gums at the same time. Fortunately, your dentist can give you a good bit of information about what to look for when you change your toothbrush.
As you may be aware, there are many different kinds of toothbrushes on the market. This includes sonic toothbrushes, electric ones, and conventional bristle brushes. Depending on your situation, you may need to use a brush with raised bristles along the other edge. In other cases, you may be better off with a smaller brush surface. If you have other types of health conditions, your dentist may even be able to provide you with brushes that make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
When you visit your dentist for routine exams, you may want to ask about which toothbrush will work best for you. This will also be an ideal time to learn how to brush your teeth properly. Chances are, you will be surprised at some of the answers that you receive. In particular, if you have been scrubbing across the surface of your teeth without gently brushing down from the gumline, you may not have optimal oral hygiene.
Today, many people think that replacing a toothbrush is a simple as buying the same type of brush once the old one wears out. On the other hand, if you don’t talk to your dentist about your specific oral needs, you may be buying, and using the wrong type of toothbrushes. Interestingly enough, taking just a few minutes to discuss this issue can save you from developing receding gums, as well as several other kinds of gum disease.