All you need to know about Oral Hygiene Tools For ages 6 years and up
Every 10 years or so(!) I would like to revisit the important issue of oral hygiene and introduce a few products that can make this job much easier and more efficient for you.
- I have observed that most people miss the parts of the teeth closest to, and under the gums when brushing. This is because they are trying to brush their “teeth only” when they should be brushing their “teeth and gums.” This way the bristles are lead into the gum sulcus, the most critical area to be cleaned, in order to avoid Gingivitis and Root Cavities.
- A moderate amount of pressure should be put on the tooth brush while it is angled obliquely towards the edge of the gum for the bristles to be pushed into these small spaces.
- Brush the teeth in “small” circular motions rather than side to side, so as to “work the bristles” into these crevices.
- Make sure to adequately brush the hard to reach areas of the mouth, such as the insides of the lower back teeth and the backs of the upper back teeth.
- At this time the best brush available and my personal choice is the Crest’s battery operated Spin Brush which is relatively inexpensive ($10). This brush has the advantage that it does not move as fast as other electrical brushes so the bristles can be worked into the gum sulcus without abrading the root surfaces and causing sensitivity. If you still prefer a manual brush, any of the Crest’s soft tooth brushes, would be a good choice.Spin Tooth Brush