What toothbrush is right for you
Massage type, whirlwind type, predecessor type. Faced with a dazzling array of toothbrushes on the supermarket shelves, many people have such questions:
Director of the Beijing Dental Disease Prevention Steering Group Office, Director of the Prevention Department of Beijing Stomatological Hospital Han Yongcheng told reporters: the brush head is small, the brush is soft and moderate, and the toothbrush treated by sanding has the best health effect.
銆€銆€The size of the brush head varies from person to person. “When you buy a toothbrush, you must first look at the size of the brush head.
Director Han said, “The brush head is generally slightly smaller to ensure that it can flexibly rotate in the mouth.
Children’s mouth is small and the brush head needs to be smaller.
In general, the size of the brush head depends on the individual situation, and it is necessary to take into account factors such as the size of the mouth, the degree of mouth opening and personal habits.
There is no uniform standard.
The American Dental Association recommends that adult toothbrushes should be: brush heads about 2.
18 cm, width about 0.
95 cm; 2-4 rows of bristles, 5-12 bundles per row.
However, adults can also choose to brush head 2.
3 cm long, 0.
8 cm wide children’s toothbrush.
銆€銆€First of all, it depends on the soft and hard brush.
The bristles should be moderately soft or soft.
But beware, too soft hair is not easy to brush.
Previous bristles were made of bristle, very hard, and easily damaged teeth and gums, basically eliminated; the current bristles are mostly made of nylon.
Specifically, it can be divided into two types – ordinary silk and DuPont.
DuPont silk is more elastic and not easy to pour.
銆€銆€Third, sanding is also important.
After the bristles are cut, if they are not smoothed, they are easily damaged by too sharp.
A brushed toothbrush with a rounded bristles prevents this damage and protects the gums.
銆€銆€At the same time, Director Han reminded everyone that the toothbrush should be replaced every three months.
Excessive use time, bacteria accumulate in the hair, which is not good for oral health.
People who use DuPont silk bristles should not replace the toothbrush because the bristles are not falling.
銆€銆€In addition, the brush head is square or diamond-shaped, the upper edge of the bristles is flush or wavy, and the handle is curved and straight, which has no effect on the brushing effect.
It is good to brush your teeth with the most common straight handle toothbrush.
銆€銆€Electric toothbrush is suitable for special people. Since the mobile phone has entered the Chinese market, it has gradually been favored by people because of its convenient and labor-saving features.
銆€銆€Director Han introduced that there are two types of electric toothbrushes, namely ordinary electric toothbrushes and sonic vibrating toothbrushes.
Old people, children or people with physical disabilities are recommended to use ordinary electric toothbrushes.
But the efficacy of this type of toothbrush is also too superstitious, as long as the brushing method is correct, the manual toothbrush is as good as the ordinary electric toothbrush.
銆€銆€Brushing the interdental brush with the interdental brush Director Han said that the teeth have a total of five sides, the outer side, the inner side and the bottom side are easier to brush, but the two sides opposite the adjacent teeth are difficult to brush, need to use some auxiliary tools — Interdental brush or floss.
銆€銆€For the gap between the teeth, the interdental brush can be used.
This is a small brush similar to a bottle brush. The brush head is made of fine nylon wire and stainless steel wire, which can be inserted into the teeth to remove residual food.
If the gap between the teeth is small, it is not advisable to use the interdental brush. If it is stuffed in, it will damage the gums. At this time, floss is needed.