Dr. Edwards' Blog
Do You Know Which Toothbrush Is Best For You? 2/10/16
Plenty of people are brushing their teeth twice a day like the American Dental Association recommends, but many of them are using the wrong toothbrush.
Rebecca Wayne, Optima Dental Group's registered dental hygienist, says everyone, of all ages, should be using a toothbrush with SOFT bristles. Some people think using toothbrushes with firmer bristles, labeled as medium or even hard, will help clean their teeth better. But the opposite is true. Wayne says those firmer bristles are just too abrasive and often times cause tooth recession and gum sensitivity.
This is what recession looks like:
The gums are pushed back so far they reveal part of the tooth's root. And when that exposed root comes into contact with cold or hot foods or drinks the results can be very painful.
Here are some quick hygiene tips:
Having the right toothbrush and the right dental hygiene plan will keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.
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