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dental myths

Dental Myths, Facts and Oddities – 6 Quick Tips

  1. Soft Bristled Tooth Brushes are best for brushing because they do not cause gingival recession
  2. Ignore Handle Shapes – the neck of the brush has little effect on overall results.  Time and technique are what matter most.
  3. Electric is not necessarily better.  They are potentially easier to use, but there is no proven data to show that they clean better.
  4. Replace brush after illness.  Reused brushes can have microbial build-up leading to reinfection
  5. Don’t brush too hard.  Over-brushing erodes enamel, irritates the gums and causes increased sensitivity.
  6. Sugar-Free gum does help! This gum washes away plaque acid, leading to healthier teeth.