R and R Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Good Toothbrush for Good Oral Hygiene

Gum disease is a major risk factor for developing serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Brushing regularly with a good toothbrush can keep your gums and teeth healthier. Choose a toothbrush with bristles that are most comfortable for you and fits your mouth. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are usually the most comfortable and safest option because brushing too hard can damage your tooth enamel and gums.

Over time with usage, germs from your mouth accumulate in the toothbrush bristles and grow bacteria. So be sure to change your toothbrush at least every 3-4 months or when the bristles are frayed, as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Remember to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and visit your dentist regularly. Visit R+R Dental for more oral hygiene tips and information.

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