Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations
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Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!

Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

3 Features to Consider When Buying Toothbrushes for Kids

Isobel Berry

It is important to train your child to brush his or her teeth effectively at an early age. However, that child will only learn how to brush well if you avail the correct toothbrush for him or her. This article discusses some of the key features which you should examine when you are selecting a toothbrush for your child.

The Bristles

The bristles on toothbrushes are designed in different shapes and sizes. However, the bristles which are rounded and have a soft texture are better suited to brushing the teeth of a child. This is because those bristles will do a good job of cleaning the surface of the teeth and gums without damaging those organs. Avoid buying toothbrushes with sharp bristles. Such a toothbrush will injure the delicate gums of your young child.

The Head Size

You should also consider the size of the head of the toothbrushes which you are planning to buy for your child. Make sure that your child will be comfortable when that toothbrush is inserted into his or her mouth. The head of that toothbrush should also be small enough to be pushed between the molars at the back and the cheek. You can go with your child when you are shopping for his or her toothbrushes. The attendants at the shopping center will help you to select the most appropriate toothbrush head size if they can see the child for whom you are buying the toothbrush.

The Handle

Toothbrush handles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. For example, some manufacturers may opt to make kids' toothbrushes with straight handles while others will make curved handles. Some even design handles which can vibrate when the child is holding the toothbrush. Don't be distracted by those bells and whistles. Focus on selecting a toothbrush whose handle will fit comfortably in the palm of your child. It is also wise to select a toothbrush whose handle has a rubber grip so that the toothbrush will not slip while the child is using it. Toothbrushes which slip can result in oral injuries, such as injuries to the gums.

It may be easier for you to buy the right toothbrushes for your child if you ask a kids' dentist. The dentist will recommend the right toothbrush and related products, such as a mouthwash, based on his or her knowledge of the dental health of that child. Change those toothbrushes as your child grows.