Brushing for five minutes after each meal – or at least twice a day – is your best defense against dental decay and disease. This damage is caused by your teeth’s most persistent enemy, plaque, a sticky film of harmful bacteria that is brought on by sugary or acidic foods. Correct brushing is essential to maintain your oral health.
Choose a good quality manual or power toothbrush that is American Dental Association (ADA) approved and has soft, round-ended bristles. Power toothbrushes offer a variety of special features and have been shown to be more effective than manual toothbrushes. Rota-dent, Sonicare and Oral-B are some of the brands available.