Tooth decay is a common problem in the United States. It occurs when bacteria consume sugars that are left behind on your teeth. This results in acid that break down your enamel and teeth over time. Unfortunately, many people are making mistakes when it comes to their oral health. Could you be one of them? In this video, you will find out.
You likely receive a new toothbrush every time you go in for a routine appointment with your family dentist. However, you should actually be replacing your toothbrush more frequently than this. In fact, you should be picking out a new toothbrush every three months. This is because the bristles get worn out and bent over time. This makes them significantly less effective at cleaning your teeth. This is why it is important to replace your toothbrush. Further, when you do decide to replace your toothbrush, you need to be careful which type you choose. You will want to choose a toothbrush that has a head small enough to reach to the teeth in the back of your mouth. Otherwise, those teeth are more likely to get cavities. Further, make sure to choose a toothbrush with soft bristles. People often make the mistake of choosing a toothbrush with hard bristles. However, these bristles are more likely to be too hard and damage your enamel.