Your toothbrush and you
Hello, we have dedicated tons of articles to dental care in this blog. Today I want to take your attention to your toothbrush. This little tool we use every day is so important for our dental hygiene. Many patients ignore this so they treat theirs so bad that it ends up affecting their teeth. That is why today I want to teach you some basic dental hygiene tips about your toothbrush. You can apply right away and start improving your dental health.
By the way, if you like this kind of tips, we have literally hundreds in our blog. You can easily access them and learn more about dental. I want to also remind you that we help you find affordable dental treatment in Los Algodones, Mexico. So lets start by teaching you how to use our services for FREE and start saving money in dental.
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That is right you can save 50% of your dental costs in the US or Canada by choosing one of our dental clinics in Los Algodones. We only work with dental offices with ADA standards. The reason why the costs are lower in Mexico is due to the country’s economy state, where American money is more valuable than local currency. Due to the town location, close to the US border, it is easy to cross and access hundreds of dental clinics.
Which brings me to my next point. Costs of medical and dental services are really high in the US because they are provided by private sector. Also those are careers that cost too much to run by the average student and the demand is too high. In Latin America this works differently and if you join it with the factors mentioned above you get a beautiful town like Los Algodones receiving thousands of visitors each month to get dental.
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How your toothbrush affects your dental hygiene
Now that you have your dental appointment for cleaning, which by the way you need one every 6 months, let’s see what role your toothbrush plays in all this. This is one of the most important tools you use for dental hygiene. You use it literally every day and put it in direct contact with your teeth. If you are not brushing your teeth at least twice a day you are making a huge mistake as it will affect your teeth in the long run.
In case you did not know, food debris get stuck between your teeth. If you let it sit too long it will rot and wear down your teeth enamel and soft tissue. This is the most common cause of dental cavities, and other gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. To avoid this to happened a good dental cleaning routine is necessary. Your toothbrush is one of the principal weapons along with mouthwash and dental floss.
One piece of advice I can give you is to brush your teeth with gentle and slow strokes. A mistake I see very often with our patients is that they use aggressive and quick moves. This will only harm your teeth enamel and gums, even cutting your soft tissue causing bleeding. Take things with calm and take your time. Even so the whole routine does not take more than a couple of minutes and you will do a pretty good job.
How to clean your toothbrush
To ensure you have a good dental hygiene practice it is important to clean your toothbrush daily after use. You can make the argument to clean it before use but it takes more time, let me know in the comments when do you clean your toothbrush. The most important thing is to clean it and not leaving it dirty after cleaning your teeth. Scrubbing your teeth with a dirty brush is just gross, avoid this practice at all times.
You can use alcohol to clean your tooth brush and also boiling it in water for a couple of seconds. Just enough to kill germs and bacteria and not melting the plastic in the process. Afterwards use a clean towel to dry it and stored in a dry place as well. You can use a case or a drawer, one practice I personally do is to not store it in the bathroom. I keep it safe in my bedroom where is less germs.
When to change your tooth brush
You should change your toothbrush every 3 months or so. It will depend on how much you use it and how to use it. One clear signal is the bristles, if they are open up then it is time to get a new one. You have to take into account also the color and the smell even so it is not suggested to use one for more than 3 months, it is pretty unhygienic. In case you are wondering how to pick a new one I got some tips for you.
You have to pick a soft bristle toothbrush because they are the best for your teeth. Remember you do not have to be aggressive as it can damage your teeth, soft bristles help with this problem a lot. Medium and hard bristles have a particular scenario for its use but overall, soft bristle is the way to go. After you nail this, you can choose whatever brand, handle you like. Remember these tips also works with electric toothbrush which is also a popular choice for dental hygiene.