Recommendations from dentists
Dentists are the experts when it comes to oral hygiene. Their opinions and recommendations should be taken seriously. Regarding frequency, dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day (2 minutes of brushing). They also advise choosing toothbrushes that fit your mouth so that you can easily reach all areas. As for the most effective brushing technique, they recommend vertical brushing which facilitates the cleaning of bacteria and debris. They also advise not to apply strong pressure when brushing, to favor gentle movements.
According to an American study, approximately 5 billion toothbrushes are sold each year in the world. So we find that this number is huge. Imagine that among these brushes, millions are plastic. It is therefore time to think about our planet and opt for the ecological alternative: bamboo toothbrushes.
While cleaning your toothbrush can help keep your smile alive, it's important to also consider incorporating the following steps into your oral hygiene routine for optimal oral health.
After brushing, always rinse your toothbrush or toothbrush head under running water to remove food particles and toothpaste remnants. Massage the hairs with the fingers for a more complete rinse.
Never keep your toothbrush or head in a closed container, as this can cause bacteria to grow on your toothbrush.
Allow your toothbrush to air dry in an upright position after each use.
The bamboo toothbrush has a lifespan similar to that of the plastic brush, namely 3 months. Indeed, according to the opinion of dentists, for good dental hygiene, you must regularly change your bamboo toothbrush.
Obviously, the first step in making any bamboo product is sourcing the bamboo. Several types of bamboo can be used. Then these bamboos are dried and cut into different sizes and hand polished to achieve the desired shape. Then, perforations are made to accommodate the bristles which are most often nylon. To make the bristles, nylon and charcoal are mixed.
When you want to brush, you don't need to wet your toothbrush. Indeed, your toothpaste has a solution to moisten your mouth when brushing. By adding water, you run the risk of diluting the active principle of the toothpaste and consequently weakening the brushing.
Of course, if you want to clean your toothbrush, it is necessary to wet its head.
- Rigid bristles: The harder bristles are known to attack plaque better, but can also be harder on the gums. The stiff bristles make it easy to remove dirt embedded in your teeth or gums. However, this type of hair attacks tooth enamel.
- Medium hairs: Less aggressive, these types of hairs are the most popular on the market. This is because they are rigid enough and soft enough to effectively clean your teeth.
- Soft bristles: This type of hair is ideal for users who have sensitive gums because they do not irritate or attack the gums.