But a regular brush can not always cope with the bloom and especially the remnants of food in the crevices between the teeth, so to fully care brushes just need. What is a brush for our teeth and how to use it properly?
The appearance of the tooth brush like a simple household brush used to clean bottles, but has a much smaller size. Like dental floss, irrigators, toothpicks, or similar items required to clean the lateral surfaces of incisors, which occupy about 40% of the total surface area.
The tooth brush consists of two parts — is a convenient handle and a functional rod with bristles made of synthetic material (e.g. nylon). The bristles are mounted on a base of wire, which is also covered with a thin plastic layer to prevent the formation of static discharges.
Brushes have a number of advantages over other dental devices: they do not hurt the gums, as it sometimes happens with toothpicks, and the cost is much lower. In the process of operation they gently massage the gums, improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease and other diseases of soft tissues. Another plus to their use is that they effectively clean the enamel from stains of coffee, tea or tobacco, as well as remove plaque, causing bad breath.
Especially needed tooth brushes for those who have bridges or braces – of the structure require particularly careful care, toothbrush can not provide.
Brushes for the teeth differ in several parameters:
The main selection criterion fit – anatomical structure of the jaws and the presence of dentures or braces. Special attention should be paid to the length and stiffness of the bristles – too short will not be able to provide an effective cleaning, and too long can injure the gums.
Brushes with short (to 3 mm) bristles and conical shape of the nozzle is convenient for regular cleaning of narrow interdental spaces. A device with bristles of medium length it is recommended that people with dentures, bridges and crowns, and brushes with long bristles and curved nozzles – for those who wear braces or have defects of the bite.
It should also be noted that too rigid bristles can injure the gums and enamel, so people with sensitive teeth or suffer from periodontal disease it is better to choose soft brushes. By a separate category electric brushes – like electric toothbrushes or dental floss, these products perform all manipulations independently, without human intervention.
The size, shape and material of handle is a matter of personal comfort and taste. Someone convenient to use brushes with long handles, some prefer short fixtures or those that resemble toothbrushes. The right choice better to do after a consultation with a dentist or empirically.
To the use of such devices as effective as possible, you must adhere to rules and recommendations.
If you are using discomfort arises, do not immediately abandon the tool – most often this situation occurs when the wrong selection of the model.
The total time of the manipulation should be about two minutes, and repeat it is recommended twice a day – morning and evening after meals. While wearing braces procedure is the same way, but the gaps between the teeth should be cleaned of plaque and food debris and even the spaces between the arc structure and the surface of the teeth.
Brushes for cleaning teeth, it is recommended to use in combination with a special liquid, designed for oral care mouth. With proper and regular use they will provide health and beauty of your teeth for a long time.