5 Questions Test Your Brushing Brainpower! - NUDENT

5 Questions Test Your Brushing Brainpower!

Proper brushing is the thing that everyone should be as important as choosing a healthy diet. Besides physical health, oral health is one of the things that, when problems arise, cause the greatest suffering to people.

1. Let’s start with the brush. Which type of brush is most effective?

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Both manual and power toothbrushes have what it takes to get the job done! Power brushes may be helpful for people who have trouble brushing on their own or are prone to more plaque buildup.

2. How often should you replace your toothbrush?

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Your dentist might give you a new toothbrush at each visit, but make sure you are changing them between appointments, too. The bristles on your toothbrush wear out over time and a worn toothbrush won’t keep your teeth as clean. One way to remember to change your brush every 3-4 months? New season, new toothbrush.

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3. How much is too much toothpaste to use?

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Adults and children age 3 and older should brush with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Children younger than 3 should use a smear of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice.

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4. What kind of bristles should your brush have?

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Always choose a soft-bristled brush. (All brushes with the ADA Seal are soft.) Firm or even medium-strength bristles may cause damage to your gums and enamel. When brushing your teeth, don’t scrub vigorously—only brush hard enough to clean the film off your teeth. Your fluoride toothpaste will do the rest of the work.

5. How often should you brush your teeth?

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You should brush your teeth twice a day, like when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.

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Looks like you could brush up on your dental health facts.

Looks like you could brush up on your dental health facts.

Pretty good! You just need to polish up your brushing knowledge a bit.

Pretty good! You just need to polish up your brushing knowledge a bit.

Great job! Are you sure you’re not a dentist? Keep up the good work!

Keeping your mouth—and your body—in good health comes down to a few healthy habits. In addition to brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, remember to clean between your teeth daily. Eating a healthy diet that keep sugary snacks and beverages to a minimum is not only good for your overall health, it goes a long way to fight tooth decay because sugar fuels the bacteria that causes cavities.

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