Your_Trusty__Toothy_Friend by andissswin

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									Title:
Your Trusty, Toothy Friend

Word Count:
426

Summary:
Whether we like it or not, we all know that an important part of our
dental care involves making regular trips to the dentist, but the
foundation block of oral hygiene lies at home


Keywords:
toothbrushes


Article Body:
Whether we like it or not, we all know that an important part of our
dental care involves making regular trips to the dentist, but the
foundation block of oral hygiene lies at home. Not only is brushing and
flossing twice a day of the utmost importance in maintaining a healthy
and attractive smile, but the tools we use to perform these daily rituals
can also make or break a beautiful set of teeth. So don’t pick up any old
toothbrush – find the one that’s right for you.

Our mouths, just like every other inch of us, come in all shapes and
makes. We probably wouldn’t think too long about trying to squeeze into a
shoe that doesn’t fit, but many of us expect that one size toothbrush
should fit all. Baffled by the array of dental products we face in the
store, we simply pick the color toothbrush we like best and move along,
unwittingly undermining our oral health as we do so.

It is firstly important to find the right size toothbrush for our mouth,
so that we can brush with comfort and reach the surface of every tooth. A
tooth doesn’t get cleaned by just being in the vicinity of a brush! Be
sure to find a toothbrush with the size and shape head that allows you to
reach every surface of every single tooth.

Another important toothbrush quality is the type of bristles it utilizes.
Bristles that are too hard can actually damage teeth and wear down the
enamel that covers them, so be sure to opt for a softer type of brush,
especially if you have a gum condition, such as gum d isease or receding
gums. For a good brushing down, look for a toothbrush with nylon bristles
with rounded tips.

It is also of the utmost importance that you use a toothbrush that is up
to the job, so be sure to replace your brush regularly. Every two to
three months is a good time to replace, or when the bristles start to
look bent and worn. Some toothbrushes some complete with a color-fade
system that tells you exactly when your brush is ready for the garbage –
simply ditch the brush when the colored bristles start to fade.

A healthy set of teeth is an important part of looking and feeling good,
and your trusty toothbrush is an important tool to help you maintain your
oral health. So treat your teeth well with the right toothbrush, and
don’t be afraid to show your smile.

								
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