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We understand that old habits die hard and most of us, if not all of us, have been using a nylon-bristled toothbrush our entire lives. These bristles, especially those that are not of the soft variety, can be too abrasive. In fact, abrasive brushing is a leading cause of receding gums and enamel erosion.
With that in mind, we have designed the Boie USA Toothbrush to be soft, super soft! Our bristles are so gentle on the teeth and gums that during your transition you may feel that your new toothbrush isn't doing the work of your old nylon-bristled brush, but rest assured that's not the case. In order to help with this transition, we've put this guide together to help answer some questions you may have.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
1. Boie USA Toothbrush
Flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. Flossing correctly can help remove over 40% of the bacteria and plaque from your mouth before you've even started brushing your teeth. Using the correct technique while flossing is more important than the type of floss you use. Here are some tips on how to floss correctly:
- Floss at least once a day, preferably at bedtime.
- Curve the floss into a "C" shape against the side of the tooth.
- Glide the floss gently up and down, keeping it pressed against the tooth.
- Floss all your teeth, don't forget your back teeth.
This seems obvious, but you'll be surprised how often we're asked this question! Use whichever toothpaste you feel comfortable with, some prefer paste, others will prefer gels.
This is definitely the best part (of course we were going to say that). Here are some tips on how to properly brush your teeth:
- Brush for 2 to 3 minutes (don't be lazy!).
- Brush at a 45° degree angle toward gum line.
- Brush using circular motions.
Get your tongue
The tongue harbors the majority of the bacteria in your mouth. No matter how often you brush and floss your teeth, you'll be doing your mouth a disservice if you aren't brushing your tongue as well. Whether it's to fight bad breath or just for good oral hygiene, cleaning your tongue is important.
- Feel free to add toothpaste to your toothbrush again.
- Use the bristles on your toothbrush.
- Start at the back of your tongue and work forward toward the opening of the mouth.
- Brush back and forth.
- Brush side to side.
Congrats, you're done!
You may be tempted to show off your clean teeth and fresh breath, go ahead.