Brushing teeth - but the right way

Tooth brushing is a form of hygiene for cleaning teeth with a tooth brush. Brushing teeth properly can prevent cavities and periodontal disease, which causes at least one-third of adult tooth loss. If teeth are not brushed correctly and frequently, it could lead to the calcification of saliva minerals, forming tartar. Poor dental health has been associated with heart disease and shortened life expectancy.

Brush up on your skills with these easy-to-follow tips:

  • Before brushing your teeth use dental floss for interdental spaces
  • A gentle scrub technique involving very short horizontal movements is recommended
  • Use a soft to medium textured toothbrush
  • Hold toothbrush in a pen grip to avoid using excessive pressure
  • Spit out fluoride toothpaste and do not rinse after brushing
  • Brush twice a day - at bedtime and in the morning (or at one other time during the day)
  • Brushing time should last at least 2 minutes, divide your mouth into 4 sections and spend 30 seconds on each
  • Those who suffer from sensitive teeth or heavy tartar formation should be treated by his dentist with DENTCOAT.

Tooth brushes

The predecessor of the toothbrush, the chew stick first appeared in Egypt and Babylonia, and the earliest bristle     toothbrush, the direct predecessor to the modern toothbrush, originated in China. Toothbrushes were introduced to Europe through merchants and travelers in East Asia by the 17th century. Nylon Toothbrush was introduced to Europe in the 1930s 

Manual Toothbrush 

  • Thoroughly clean teeth with proper brushing technique. Brushing only takes 2 minutes and you can most definitely keep your teeth at a grade A+ level with a manual toothbrush. 
  • Multiple toothbrush styles, bristles, heads and colors to choose from. You have the ability to choose soft bristles if you have sensitive gums, and a smaller head if you have a smaller mouth. Nevertheless, you’ll never be short of options with manual toothbrushes. 
  • Easy to travel with. All you need is a toothbrush case and you’re all set to go for your trip.
  • No batteries or charging.
  • Inexpensive and often free whenever you make a trip to your dentist. Keep in mind that you should change your toothbrush after about 3 months of use.
  • More work.
  • No timing. Manual toothbrushes require you to guess how long your brushing session will last or use a timer instead. 

Electric Toothbrush 

  • With a powered toothbrush, all you need to do is place the toothbrush at your teeth and let the toothbrush do all the work.
  • Less work for better results. Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes do a better job of cleaning your mouth and removing plaque and gingivitis.
  • More fun to use for children. If a child never brushes their teeth because they don’t want to, try having them use an electric toothbrush. It’s less work, it tickles their teeth, and the timer will let them know they’re all done!
  • Electric toothbrushes use a built in timer that stops the toothbrush once two minutes are up; no more guessing!
  • You’ll either have to charge your toothbrush or replace its batteries.
  • Electric tooth brushes cost significantly more than a manual toothbrush.
  • Traveling with an electric toothbrush can be a hassle. They are bulky and bringing a charger along doesn’t help with room constraints.
  • Easy to break. Dropping your toothbrush can be fatal. You have to be more careful whenever using an electric tooth brush.