For the vast majority of people, we recommend a soft bristled brush used with the proper brushing technique. This means holding your brush at a 45-degree angle, positioned where your tooth and gum tissue meet. This can help clean under your gums. Also remember to brush your teeth’s surface gently, in a circular pattern – avoid roughly scrubbing in a back-and-forth motion. This can damage your gums!
There are many toothpastes types and brands available in our supermarkets, and all serving particular oral hygiene needs of each individual. Generally, we recommend brushing your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride because it is the mineral that is instrumental in fighting cavities and helps reduce tooth decay. Fluoride also protects teeth from the acid that is released by the bacteria that feed on the starch and sugar lingering in your mouth after eating. Fluoride also strengthens your enamel, making it less likely for teeth to suffer acid damage.