Have you thought about your toothbrush lately?

You use your toothbrush everyday but have you ever really thought about your toothbrush rather than the color? We all know it’s essential part of making your mouth look healthy but  it also helps prevents bacteria and inflammation. We’re going help you brushup on your toothbrush facts and feature that matter most.

Shape. 

Electric brush with a round, rotating head or rectangular manual brush?  Both are effective when using the right technique but the round, rotating head was found to remove 11 percent more plaque than a rectangular manual brush. If you prefer the manual route then choose a brush with a more tapered head.

Size. 

The bigger the brushes doesn’t always mean the better. Big brushes can miss plaque that is buildup is tight spots between teeth and hard to reach areas in the back. The right size toothbrush is usually determined by comfortably being able to clean around the last top molar.

Bristles. 

Although a harder bristles might seem like the better choice it’s actually not. Always opt for a softer bristle. Hard bristle tend to not bend as well and they can miss parts of the gums or between teeth. They actually can be harder on gums causing gum bleeding.

Remember if it’s been more then four month it’s time to change your toothbrush. Your toothbrush becomes less effective of removing plaque and bacteria after those month.  If you have a hard time remembering to buy a toothbrush there is a subscription based website(Goodmouth.com) that will send you a new toothbrush every three months for only $5! In addition, they will also donate 2 brushes to someone who is in need. It’s a win-win!

 

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