A toothbrush is an oral hygiene tool used to clean the teeth, gums, and tongue. They are normally used in conjunction with toothpaste to clean between the teeth where the bristles of the toothbrush cannot reach – for example floss, tape or interdental brushes. If you’re looking for a toothbrush in Nigeria that makes brushing fun, easy, and effective, an electric toothbrush is truly a classic. It is recommended for thorough cleansing of the teeth and gums without any effort. But, an electric toothbrush is more expensive than a manual toothbrush and it equally has its disadvantages.
The best toothbrush head for you should allow you easy access to all surfaces of your teeth. For most adults, a toothbrush head a half-inch wide and one-inch tall will be the easiest to use and the most effective. Though there are larger toothbrush heads available, you may find that it is difficult to maneuver them to clean certain hard-to-reach areas, such as the sides and backs of your molars. The toothbrush should have a long enough handle so you can comfortably hold it in your hand.
According Wikipedia, Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it is an abrasive that aids in removing dental plaque and food from the teeth, assists in suppressing halitosis, and delivers active ingredients (most commonly fluoride) to help prevent tooth decay (dental caries) and gum disease (gingivitis).
Owing to differences in composition and fluoride content, not all toothpastes are equally effective in maintaining oral health. The decline of tooth decay during the 20th century has been attributed to the introduction and regular use of fluoride-containing toothpastes worldwide
The only way you can clean in between your teeth is through flossing because a toothbrush cannot get into the tiny lines, however, flossing can be a chore when it comes to oral care, and that gives an insight into the benefits but also the downside.
There are so many floss options available on sale but the best is the floss you enjoy and will gladly keep up with daily. Although for an individual with braces, a floss threader is recommended.
Using the right mouthwash can support dental health and make your smile its most radiant. Mouthwash is able to reach parts of your mouth that brushing and flossing might miss, making it an effective tool for treating conditions such as:
- bad breath
- dry mouth
- yellow or discolored teeth
- receding gums
5 Teeth Whitening Kits
Getting a good teeth whitening kit can be a little hard in Nigeria. However, a little courtesy visit to the Cleaneat Hygiene store can save you some headaches. Whitening strips are simple, easy, and widely available for the use of brightening teeth and removing stains. They can be substituted with teeth whiteners used to bleach your teeth when you take a visit to the dentist.
The strips don’t give the same result as the whiteners because the ingredient, peroxide solution, is not as potent and they are mostly not customized to fit an individual’s mouth and can shift while fixed.
When you regularly get accustomed to teeth whitening products, it can impair tooth enamel, leaving you with a higher risk of tooth decay.
Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria — mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause disease. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.