Are You Using The Right Toothbrush?

woman holding toothbrushThey may all have bristles and handles, but all toothbrushes are not created equal. The same way each person’s teeth and mouth are different, it’s important to choose the right toothbrush for YOUR dental needs. Having the right tool in hand (literally) is necessary to keep your teeth gleaming white, and to prevent disease causing inflammation and bacteria.

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In May 2000, the first-ever Surgeon General’s report on oral health, Oral Health in America, called attention to the “silent epidemic” of dental and oral diseases that burdens millions of children and adults throughout the United States, especially economically-stressed, minority communities.

Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults and neglecting your oral health is linked to everything from heart disease to dementia. Use the tips below to “brush up” on your toothbrush anatomy and invest in a better brush. It could be a tooth-saving and life-saving buy!