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London Bridge’s 4 Toothbrush Tips To Treat Tooth Decay

23 / 10 / 2014

Your toothbrush is one of the best weapons against tooth decay, so it’s important to use it in the best way possible. Here are 4 toothbrush tips to treat and prevent decay:

1. Change your toothbrush regularly: the bristles of your brush
become worn with time and once they start to wear, they clean
less effectively. It’s important to change your toothbrush or
the brush head on your electric toothbrush frequently to ensure
the best clean. Some brushes are marked with coloured
indicators, which show you when you need to change your brush.
Usually, brushes need to be replaced every 3-4 months

2. Invest in an electric toothbrush: electric toothbrushes are
proven to remove plaque more effectively than manual brushes,
so we recommend investing in an electric brush. You don’t need
to spend a lot of money and once you’ve bought the brush, you
only need to buy replacement brush heads; brushes are available
from £10 and they are easy to use. If you want to pay a little
more, you can benefit from additional features, including
timers and different brushing modes.

3. Be gentle: many people assume that the harder they brush, the
better, but this is not true. In fact, brushing too hard can
actually be harmful for the teeth because it can damage the
enamel and cause it to become worn. If you’re using an electric
toothbrush, the brush does all the hard work for you, so simply
guide it along your teeth; you don’t need to apply any
additional force or brushing motions.

4. Reach right into the corners: when you are brushing your
teeth, it’s really important to make sure that you cover every
surface of every tooth and reach right into the corners of the
mouth. We also recommend using inter-dental brushes to clean
between the teeth.

If you have any questions or concerns about teeth cleaning, don’t hesitate to ask our dentists or dental hygienists for advice.

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