How to choose a toothbrush?
The market offers a variety of toothbrushes. Which one to choose? Ideally, it is to ask your dentist’s opinion first to answer the question. But here are some details to consider when making a good choice:
1) Toothbrush with small rounded head and soft bristles: a small head to reach hard-to-reach areas and soft bristles to avoid hurting your teeth and gums. Harder brushes could cause gums to retract. It is better to use a smaller toothbrush than a larger one.
2) Oblique hairs: these would be more effective than straight bristles, as there is an advantage to contact between interdental surfaces, which would remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas.
3) The comfortable and lightweight handle: ideally, the handle should be non-slip for good grip even when wet or simply to make it easier to grip.
For your information, Health Canada warns the public about low-cost toothbrushes that would mimic recognized brands: bristles are easy to remove and dangerous and pose a choking hazard.
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How to brush your teeth properly?
Good tooth brushing reduces the amount of bacteria and plaque that accumulates. In fact, it helps to prevent cavities and gum disease. After each meal, it is best to brush your teeth within minutes.
To brush your teeth properly, it is important to adopt the right technique. Here it is:
1) Place the bristles at the edge of the gum and tooth by turning them 45 degrees. Brushing should be vertical, except for the top of the molars. Always brush your teeth from top to bottom, from the gums to the tooth, on each tooth. Make the inner and outer surfaces of each tooth. You can also brush your tongue to eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath.
2) Place the brush against the surface of the molars and use a gentle back and forth motion.
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Sachez que certaines photos présentes sur le guide des soins Bücco, illustrant des situations cliniques où des personnes ne respectent pas la distanciation de 2 mètres ou ne portent pas un masque, ont été prises avant l'ère COVID-19.
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