When most people brush their teeth, they habitually moisten the toothbrush before squeezing toothpaste. However, some studies believe that the toothbrush can be cleaned by not dipping the toothbrush in water. So, does it need to be dipped in water before brushing?
Some people think that dipping the toothpaste with water before brushing can easily make the toothpaste bubble, which seems to make the teeth cleaner, but in fact, the large amount of foam is more likely to give people the illusion that the area covered by the foam has been brushed and ignored. Carefully brush the gaps in each tooth.
The correct approach is that the toothbrush does not need to be dipped in water, just squeeze the toothpaste and slowly brush your teeth in your mouth, so that the gradually secreted saliva will soak the toothpaste and foam, so that the maximum effect of cleaning your teeth can be achieved.
However, some people believe that not dipping the toothbrush in water before brushing will make the toothbrush dry and hard, so that direct brushing will damage the health of the gums. In the long run, changing the gingivitis will not be worth the loss. Regarding these two statements, Jin Ming, the deputy chief physician of the Department of Stomatology of the First Affiliated Hospital of Tsinghua University, pointed out that it is better to soak the toothbrush first and then brush the teeth.
People also pay attention to the hardness of the toothbrush. For example, patients with periodontal disease need to choose a soft toothbrush, which is conducive to cleaning the periodontal zone. Those without periodontal disease can choose a toothbrush with medium bristles and small brush heads. It is not recommended to use the toothbrush for too long, otherwise the bristles will easily accumulate bacteria, which is harmful to oral health.
In fact, if you want to clean your teeth, learning the correct method of brushing your teeth is the key. The best way to brush your teeth is to tilt the brush head 45 degrees to the gums and massage in circular motions. This method can clean the teeth and gums from multiple angles. In addition, it is recommended to use dental floss to clean up the dirt between the teeth that is difficult to be brushed out after brushing your teeth.
In addition, the storage of toothbrushes is also very particular. Many people like to put the toothbrush head down in the cup after brushing, which is wrong. This will make the toothbrush not easy to dry and breed germs. The correct way is to place the toothbrush head up.