While it might feel like as long as you brush your teeth, you’re doing all that you need to do for yourself, this isn’t the case. To ensure you’re brushing correctly for dental hygiene that offers effective results, there are a few areas that require your attention. Making sure the bristles are your best option and that your method is optimal is extremely important! Find out how you’re doing (or if you need to make some improvements) with a quiz.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: When it’s time to brush your teeth, you should only use fluoridated toothpaste if your smile seems unhealthy.
- True or False: You should primarily focus on using your toothbrush to clean the surfaces of your teeth with which you chew, since they are exposed to food the most.
- True or False: If you want to enjoy successful dental hygiene, you should be using a toothbrush with medium bristles. They’re neither too hard nor too soft.
- False. We always suggest you make fluoridated toothpaste part of your dental hygiene session. Use toothpaste with fluoride every time you brush to keep your teeth strong and to help avoid decay.
- False. Every surface of each tooth is exposed to bacteria and often to food. As a result, it’s important that you thoroughly brush all surfaces that your toothbrush can reach (that means along your gumline, too).
- False. For tooth brushing that is effective yet gentle enough to protect your gums and enamel, you need to rely on soft bristles. Choosing anything firmer (even medium) can cause significant damage over time.