When brushing your teeth, flossing your gums, scraping your tongue and using mouthwash. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are the most comfortable and the safest for both gums and teeth. A medium-bristled or hard-bristled toothbrush can cause irreversible damage to the gums and remove the protective enamel of teeth, a small or compact-headed toothbrush which can reach hard-to-access areas such as the back of your teeth and the sides of your molars.
When it comes to children, it’s advised to use a child-sized toothbrush as they have a small mouth. The handle in this toothbrush is thicker for a better grip and greater control. A rubber grip also enables firmer control of the toothbrush. Teenagers can use an adult toothbrush .If you use orthotics, you can use a special orthodontic toothbrush with V-shaped bristles. These bristles are designed for deep cleaning of cables and brackets. For people with limited dexterity or those who have difficulty using a manual toothbrush. It is also better for people who tend to brush their teeth aggressively, which can affect the gums and teeth.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and at night before sleeping, for at least 2 minutes each time. It is important to wait at least 30 to 45 minutes after a meal before brushing your teeth. This is because the food reduces the pH level in the mouth and when the pH level decreases, the mouth becomes acidic and brushing the teeth at this time can remove the enamel.