Daily dental care is essential for proper oral health. Brushing and regular flossing are the keys.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, morning and evening, ideally after each meal.
Choosing a toothbrush
- Use a toothbrush with a compact, rounded head, which will make it easier to reach all tooth surfaces.
- Choose a brush with soft or extra-soft bristles, to go easier on your tooth enamel and protect your gums.
- Make sure the handle fits comfortably in your hand.
- Replace your toothbrush or the tip of your electric brush when the bristles are bent or when a whitish layer accumulates at the bottom of the bristles (usually once every three months).
Manual or electric?
The length of time you brush and your brushing technique are more important than the type of brush you use. If you choose an electric brush, make sure it has a replaceable head with an oscillating, pulsating motion.