Do you know about these details about toothbrushes?

July 12th to 18th is the 2021 Old Health Propaganda Week. The theme of this year’s event is “Following Oral Health and Taste of the happiness of the elderly.”

Is our toothbrush clean? How to clean the toothbrush? How to save a toothbrush? How to choose a toothbrush? Today, we invite Chen Huizhen, Department of Stomatology, Beijing Tongren Hospital.

A friend said, “My brushing method is very scientific and serious, but the teeth are still not good. Why is this?”

When I went to his house as a guest, I found the problem. His toothbrush mouth cup was placed in the bathroom, and the couple shared a cup. The cup was beside the pool. The bottom of the bristles was faintly dark.

He said proudly: “Look, how good my hygiene habits are, worried that the toothbrush is dirty, I put the toothbrush head in the cup and cover the cup lid.”

Is this method correct?

Our oral cavity is a slippery and closed environment. Every second is the breeding season of bacteria. Our mouth supports more bacteria than the total number of Earth. Is our toothbrush clean? How to clean the toothbrush? How to save a toothbrush? How to choose a toothbrush?

In fact, the bristles of the toothbrush are covered with a large amount of bacteria. We can’t see it with the naked eye, but they are the culprit of dental disease. How to eliminate these grinding small fairy? This requires us to clean the toothbrush thoroughly, clean the food residues and dirt on it, dry the moisture, put it in an independent mouth cup, do not contact the toothbrush with others to avoid cross -infection. The brush head is facing up and placed in a dry and ventilated place. We should also pay attention to observing the bristles. Once deformation, hair curls, and damage occur, the cleaning ability of the toothbrush will deteriorate, and it may be scratching the gums, which causes bleeding and gingivitis, so it must be replaced in time. Even if the toothbrush is used well, in order to avoid the breeding of too many bacteria, it will be replaced at least three months.

For the choice of toothbrushes, it is recommended that you choose a small head toothbrush. The size of the brush head, the hard and hard of the brushing hair is also particular.牙刷头通常能够覆盖两个前牙的牙面为好,我们可以在超市按照年龄选择,0-2岁的刷头大概15毫米长,2-6岁刷头大概19毫米长,6-12岁The brush head is about 22 mm long, and about 25 mm long over 12 years old. Don’t be too long, otherwise it is difficult to clean to the second half of the oral cavity. The width does not exceed four rows of bristles. The top of the brush head is oval. Silk, the top of the bristles is polished, wear -resistant and easy to dry, the hardness of bristles should be moderate, too hard to damage the tissue of the dental body, too soft and not easy to clean. Toothbrush handles are more comfortable to hold, elastic and non -slip.

Ordinary toothbrushes can meet most of the needs. If you do n’t have a good grasp of your manual brushing method and the strength of brushing your teeth, or have difficulty in hand -movement, electric toothbrushes are also a good choice, but you must choose the product of regular manufacturers. There are many types of toothbrushes, orthodontic toothbrushes, tooth gap brushes … Special toothbrushes need to be guided by professional doctors.

If you want to be good, you must first benefit your instrument. This is also the case for brushing your teeth. If you want to brush your teeth, you must have a good toothbrush suitable for you. Use smoothly, convenient, hygiene, environmental protection, pay attention to oral health, taste the elderly life, and start with our toothbrush!

Source: Beijing Tongren Hospital

Source: Health Beijing