We are all aware that one of the keys to maintaining great oral care, aside from healthy foods, is your home dental care. This should involve the right toothpaste, a toothbrush, correct brushing technique, flossing and most importantly, commitment.
The right tooth brush is an important part of great oral hygiene. Holistic Dental Melbourne cbd recommends a soft bristled tooth brush to protect your tooth enamel for the longer term.
Having white teeth is also a concern for many people and brushing your teeth alone may not be achieving that result. We are well versed in providing teeth whitening in Melbourne and encourage you to call us to find out more about getting a brighter, whiter smile.
5 Tips for Looking After Your Toothbrush
There are many toothbrush options for adults and kids. These days you can purchase soft bristled tooth brushes that are shorter and made for little hands. Another great option is an electric toothbrush for a better clean and to encourage your children to get into a brushing routine. (The novelty factor).
Once you have selected your tooth brush you should also learn how to take care of it.
While it might seem that a soft bristled toothbrush will wear quicker than a medium or hard toothbrush, you can increase its longevity.
=> Avoid pressing too hard when brushing
=> Rinse before you apply your toothpaste and then rinse well once you have finished brushing your teeth
=> Stand your toothbrush up so it can dry
=> Don’t share your toothbrush with others
=> Apply clove oil occasionally to keep bacteria away.
There will come a time when you need to replace your toothbrush. If your tooth brush is showing signs of wear and the bristles are splayed then that’s a good time to purchase a new one. Otherwise, it is recommended you replace your tooth brush every three months.
Regardless of the type of tooth brush you use, it’s important to understand when to brush your teeth if you are having teeth whitening treatment. We recommend you brush prior to your teeth whitening with our dentist in Melbourne.
Once your teeth whitening treatment is complete, we do not recommend brushing immediately after. Your teeth will be more sensitive and the whitening solution is being absorbed into the teeth. We will discuss this with you so you know what to do before and after treatment.
Maintaining your tooth brush contributes to better oral health. To keep your teeth in tip top condition, make sure you book in with our friendly, experienced dentists for a check-up and clean. This may also be a good time to ask us any questions about your tooth brush or about teeth whitening. Our Melbourne dentists will discuss your treatment options based on your health history and dental health and let you know if tooth whitening is right for you.