Wednesday, 25 May 2016

DO YOU KNOW ME??? your toothbrush!!!


  • Can you brush your teeth immediately after eating?????About half an hour after you eat,because high acid level in your saliva along with abrasive nature of your tooth brush can wear away your tooth enamel.

  • You have to replace your tooth brush after catching a cold or viral infection because the bacteria in the bristles can reinfect you and make you sick.

  • The most popular tooth brush color is blue.

  • You should change your tooth brush every 3 months once or even earlier

How to store your tooth brush??Thoroughly rinse toothbrushes with tap water after brushing to remove any remaining toothpaste and the brush in an upright position if possible and allow the brush to air dry until used again.

  •  Try to keep your tooth brush 6 feet away from toilet because bacteria after flushing can travel through air upto that distance.

  • Don't place your tooth brush close to sink,because water or soap may splash out when you wash your hands.

  • You should also ensure that your family's toothbrushes don't touch each other inside the storage container to make it difficult for bacteria to transfer from one brush to another.

  • Commonly used practice of putting a cap on tooth brush,moisture entrapped in the cap favor bacterial growth.

History behind your tooth brush...Number of years the tooth brush is going strong,Did you know the tooth brush was invented in 1498 in china in the 17th century.the nylon tooth brushes that we ue today was invented in 1938.Tooth brush bristles are originally made from cow hair,no need to worry modern tooth brushes uses nylon bristles.

BRUSH THE RIGHT WAY ( easy steps)
  • Start brushing your molars towards the front of your mouth.
  • Brush from your gums towards the chewing surface .
  • Use little strokes to get your teeth clean.
  • Make sure to clean all your teeth and every surface of your teeth.
  • Brush in vertical direction or circular motion don't brush your teeth in horizontal motion .
  • Dont forget to brush your tongue.
  • Finally floss your teeth to complete your brushing

Extra soft.soft.medium.hard tooth brushes...WHICH IS BEST??Soft tooth brushes that are made of nylon.soft bristled brushes are safer for your teeth because when you use hard and medium bristled brushes it is possible that you damage the tooth enamel,gums and root surfaces.
Medium bristles are for those who know The right way of brushing,your teeth are strong and you know how to prevent damage to the gums.If you have sensitive teeth,this brush is not for you.

Use bristles that are rounded at the tip.
Use long handled tooth brush.

Flexible tooth brush or single piece of solid plastic....WHICH IS BEST??Flexible brush allows you to reach all the contours of the teeth,at the same time this allows you to press a little harder on the teeth as the brush will bend to compensate when you are pushing too much

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