Do you need to brush your teeth? The answer is “yes” if you have adult teeth in your mouth. There are no studies to show a toothbrush can stop cavities, but it is an important tool to keep your gums healthy. You need a good toothbrush to stimulate blood circulation in your gums and for this, you need a clean, well-designed toothbrush.
As soon as adult molars erupt around 6 years of age, parents should take a serious interest in helping their kids learn how to brush. When you brush, it is important to aim at the gums, and worry more about massaging them, than trying to scrub your teeth to “clean” them.
Toothbrush bristles are too big to reach hidden places where decay starts. Even people who brush and floss perfectly can only remove 40% of plaque from their mouths. Trust Zellies Xylitol Mints and Gum to rid your mouth of 98% plaque using 5-10 grams of xylitol each day. Xylitol makes plaque slippery and controls its growth, so your teeth will be cleaned easily, especially if you are using our rinse routine, the Zellies Complete Mouth Care System.
Many people have enjoyed using the Zellies Toothbrush, but unfortunately this is currently not available. We searched for a replacement and found the MouthWatchers Antibacterial Toothbrush! This brush is very comfortable and has an added advantage of being antibacterial. Toothbrushes easily get infected and mold grows on a regular brush if it is stored wet. Toilet bacteria travel through the air and sometimes contribute to bleeding gums, periodontal pocketing and bad breath.
Here’s why we love the Mouth Watchers Antibacterial Toothbrush:
Always spritz or swish a toothbrush in Listerine after brushing, or use an antibacterial brush. The Mouth Watchers brush has silver in the bristles to stop the growth of bacteria and molds. Even so, we recommend you clean it once a week (to thoroughly sanitize it).
Whether you use a regular or antibacterial brush like the Mouth Watchers Anibacterial Toothbrush, the recommendation is to discard your brush each month or any time you are ill. Be vigilant if you stay in hotels or travel with your toothbrush stored in a bag or under a cover.
Visit Zellies.com to order your Mouth Watchers Antibacterial Toothbrush today!
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Dr. E Oral Health Coaching – articles, resources and videos to help you learn more
Zellies.com – learn more & order your Zellies Xylitol & the Complete Mouth Care System
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