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By Dr. Charles Bohle
December 30, 2014
Category: Oral Health

Dental Myths and Facts

Learn the dental myths and facts about tooth brushes and brushing.  See how many of these things you know.dental myths and facts

  1. Use a soft britled tooth brush because it will not cause gingival recession.  A hard brush can and will wear away your gums.
  2. Handle shapes on tooth brushes are not important except that it should feel comfortable in your hand.  Don't fall for any fancy advertizing just get on that feels good to you.
  3. A fancy rotary brush in not necessarily better.  You can clean your mouth just as well with a standard tooth brush.  They will help if you have trouble holding a brush or if you just like the feeling the rotary brush gives you.
  4. Replace your brush after every illness to stop any cross contamination to others.
  5. Don't brush too hard as it is hard on both your teeth and your gums and can cause tooth sensitivity.
  6. Sugar free gum does really help!  Chewing this type of gum after eating changes the pH of your mouth to reduce the cavity causing acid.
  7. Flossing does really help infact probably more than brushing.
  8. You don't have to have a fancy toothpaste.  You can use baking soda from home or just a wet brush to clean your mouth.

Get regular checkups and cleaning to prevent any problems.  It is always better and cheaper to fix something before it hurts.  Do yourself a favor.

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