We guess you're using an expensive electric toothbrush.
We guess you're flossing, too.
Do you really know what's right for your electric toothbrush and toothbrush head?
Do you really use an electric toothbrush to the best of its?
Do you really know which floss to choose?
Do you really know the sequence of toothbrush and floss?
Vsmile asked patients with severe periodontal disease who already had gum recession. For a person who loves to laugh, this is undoubtedly a painful experience!Check out the questions below to see if there's anything you'd like to ask:
Q: Is an electric toothbrush better than an ordinary toothbrush? So I have to buy an electric toothbrush?
A: It doesn't make A dime whether you use a manual or an electric toothbrush. There is no difference between a manual and an electric toothbrush for cleaning your teeth and your mouth, as long as you use the correct hand motions.
However, many people who use a regular toothbrush tend to use their hands incorrectly, or brush too hard or for too short a time, so dentists often recommend using an electric toothbrush.
Q: the more expensive the electric toothbrush, the better?
A: many people, including me, don't know how to choose an electric toothbrush or what the difference is. It tends to be the most expensive.
Actually otherwise, besides the brand is different, technology is different, calculate same brand, also have greatly exquisite between different model. Choose what works for you, not the most expensive.
For example, I used Philips's most expensive Diamond Clean before, which is the most Premium grade toothbrush. But it's not for me. Because Diamaond Clean had too much strength, it would easily cause damage to my fragile gums. Electric toothbrushes exert far more force than ordinary toothbrushes. Therefore, when brushing teeth than the use of ordinary toothbrush to reduce the intensity, in order to avoid excessive force on the teeth, gums cause damage.
Q: the electric toothbrush has so many brush heads. Should I choose a big one or a small one?
A: there are many kinds of brush heads. The toothbrush head of general big brand provides is standard size.
However, if the mouth doesn't open easily or for wisdom teeth, a small brush head can be used to go deep into the mouth and clean the back teeth.
The brush head must be changed every 3 months. Because the brush head after a period of time, brush hair will become rough, easy to damage the gums. Otherwise brush a tooth to be equal to did not brush.
Q: how do I use an electric toothbrush?
A: Divide the mouth into four parts. Starting at the top of your mouth, move the toothbrush at a 45-degree Angle toward the gum line, gently moving it back and forth. Brush in circles to the front, back and top of each tooth.
Don't brush your gums too hard. This will damage them.
Brush your teeth for 30 seconds in each area. The whole process takes at least two minutes.
Q: Is water floss/air floss necessary
A: For people like me who are particularly prone to dental plaque, using only toothbrushes and ordinary dental floss cannot effectively remove the plaque in the adjacent space between the teeth. If these dental plaque exist for A long time, in addition to caries on the adjacent surface of the teeth, it may also turn into stones, which may stimulate the gums, aggravate gingivitis and further cause periodontal disease. Therefore, I am such a severe patient must use dental floss.
I used air floss before. But Dr. Liu said it wasn't for me. Because the space for holding water is too small, it is not completely clean for me.
Q: there are so many ordinary dental floss. What should I choose?
A: the most common dental floss is recommended. (below)
Q: Floss, dental floss, toothbrush, in what order?
A: Do you use your toothbrush before you floss?
For now, it's not clear which order is best. However, the procedure recommended by doctor liu is flossing - flossing - brushing. There are two reasons:
If you brush before flossing, wait until the floss is done, and the space between the teeth is not cleaned. Suggest to use dental floss first, after the residual material between tooth space is removed, reoccupy toothbrush undertakes omni-directional cleanness.
Second, because the toothpaste contains fluoride (cleaning and protection function), if you floss with water, it will wash away the fluoride in the toothpaste. So, dentists recommend flossing first, flossing later, and then using a toothbrush.
Everyone's teeth are not the same, there is no standard answer, we communicate more with the dentist, to find their own cleaning method.
Some people say, what a nuisance!
In fact, after getting used to a set of procedures of floss - floss - toothbrush, the time each time will not exceed 4-5 minutes. Sooner or later, within 10 minutes, you can buy a healthy white teeth, what a deal!
Everyone has only one set of teeth.
Have a good tooth, eat sweet not only! And people look decent, too
Protect your teeth from now on!