Brushing our teeth is one of the first oral hygiene tasks we learn as children. It is recommended that we should brush our teeth twice a day. If you don’t brush your teeth properly, plaque will form, build up and lead to tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease.
Hints and tips
People from Bootle should brush their teeth first thing in the morning before breakfast and the same before you go to bed. Don’t forget the small gaps either so as to eliminate as much plaque and left over food bits as possible.
Most people think that even better oral hygiene would be to brush teeth immediately after you have finished a meal but this is false. You should never brush them straight after a meal as this can damage the teeth, in particular if you have just had fizzy drinks, fruit, wine or acidic foods. The reason for this is that tooth enamel will soften and it can then be worn by brushing.
Is an electric toothbrush better than manual?
Generally it doesn’t matter which form of tooth brush you choose if you brush properly. Some individuals find electric toothbrushes easier to use but it is all down to personal taste. You should try to replace your brush every three months and of course never share your toothbrush as this spreads bacteria. Ask your dentist for advice if you have any queries or problems. Call 0151 520 2766 for a free consultation at Saving faces in Bootle.