Quiz: Checking In On Your Brush Knowledge

How well are you doing with your brush selection these days? How about your approach? Do you have a full compilation of tips and tricks in your mind as you enter the dental hygiene aisle during shopping trips (and when you get ready to brush at home)? Or, do you find that you seem to reach for the shiniest, newest product, hoping it offers you the cleansing and protection your oral health needs without any major technique plans? Quickly find the answers to these inquiries and more with our brushing quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: When you brush your teeth, you should apply aggressive pressure to ensure you are thoroughly removing plaque and food debris.
  2. True or False: When choosing a toothbrush for your dental hygiene, you should try out varying levels of brush bristle firmness. Then, choose the one that seems to get your teeth the cleanest.
  3. True or False: Generally speaking, any toothbrush will do. There aren’t really any ways to determine whether you’re making a good selection or not without first simply trying the brush out for yourself.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. It is never ever a good idea to brush aggressively or vigorously. It is, however, always beneficial to gently care for your smile, whether brushing or flossing. This ensures comprehensive plaque removal without irritation or injury.
  2. False. The only brush you should purchase for your dental hygiene is one with bristles that are soft. End of story!
  3. False. In addition to choosing a brush that has soft bristles and that fits your hand and mouth, you may look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging, which lets you know it has been tested for (and has passed) the American Dental Association’s strict requirements.

Protect Your Smile With Proper Products

Always feel free to ask us about how to choose dental hygiene products, so you’re making selections that are best for your oral health. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.