Using an Ultra-Soft Toothbrush

People everywhere are looking for the best way to get an incredibly clean mouth to create a healthy smile. If you happen to have sensitive teeth, it is going to be important that you use an ultra-soft toothbrush that will be gentle on your teeth and gums, yet strong enough to get the deep clean you are looking for. This is where the PeriClean® toothbrush gives you everything that you need in a toothbrush for the ultimate clean even if you have sensitivities to worry about.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This is a specialty toothbrush that is going to help to navigate your sensitive teeth while working on any other periodontal problems that you may have. Additionally, this ultra-soft toothbrush works to protect and preserve your precious tooth enamel while still helping to get your teeth as white as possible. A true breakthrough in dental health care, the PeriClean® is a must have for anyone who is concerned about their overall mouth health.

WHAT IS IT MADE OF?

The PeriClean® toothbrush is manufactured right in the USA and it is constructed of materials that are approved by the FDA. The high-tech rubber bristles are just right for getting in and around the teeth and gums in a safe and gentle manner that will never cause unnecessary damage to either your enamel or your sensitive gum tissue. This toothbrush is also completely BPA-free and lightweight, which makes it extremely easy to use. Designed for children over the age of 12 and adults, this is the perfect addition to your regular dental care routine.

If you are tired of using traditional toothbrushes that just don’t seem to get the job done, you will find that the PeriClean® ultra-soft toothbrush will be the last toothbrush design that you will ever want to use. Fill out the contact form today to learn more about the PeriClean® way of achieving ultimate oral health. Your teeth and gums will be sure to thank you for it and you will end up with a smile you can be proud to show off.

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How To Have Healthy Teeth & Gums with Dr. Jack Gruber DDS

Dr. Jack Gruber DDS discusses how to take the very best care of your teeth and gums for optimum oral and total body health.

How To Get Your Children To Brush Their Teeth with Dr. Jack Gruber DDS

Dr. Jack Gruber DDS discusses why many children don’t like to brush their teeth and how to get them brushing properly.

New Medical Study Shows The Periclean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush Is Superior To Other Toothbrushes

STUDY JUST RELEASED COMPARES TOOTHBRUSHES FOR CLEANING ABILITY
The PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush Takes Scientists by Surprise

NEW YORK, NY, JAN 7, 2015 – The PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush (www.periclean.com) was compared to a standard soft toothbrush in a new medical study. The study tested how well the Periclean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush removed plaque from teeth and gums. The aim was to give people who over-brush their teeth a safer alternative to standard toothbrushes that can damage gum tissue and tooth enamel. The study revealed that the PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush removed plaque just as effectively as the standard toothbrush. The major advantage of the PeriClean® was its extremely gentle cleaning action, which prevented injury to gum and tooth structures.

Millions of people around the world suffer from “toothbrush disease” which causes receding gums and sensitive teeth. “Toothbrush disease” stems from over-brushing with a standard toothbrush. The PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush was created by Dr. Jack Gruber, DDS, in an effort to combat gum recession and tooth sensitivity caused by over-brushing.

The study, published in the November 2014 issue of the “New York State Dental Journal” (pages 28 – 32) further noted that ‘The comparison between a conventional soft toothbrush and the PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush is significant to the oral health field because it showed us that both are equally effective in their ability to remove plaque from teeth.’ Additionally, the study noted that ‘The PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush appears to be gentler on the gingiva and may show promise in the future for preventing gingival recession.’

“The PeriClean® Ultra Soft Specialty Toothbrush is a unique tool that allows patients to brush their teeth and gums effectively,” noted Dr. Neal Seltzer, DMD, “without harming gums or abrading tooth structure.” Dr. Seltzer works with patients in his practice who have severe receding gums. After his patients began using the PeriClean® Ultra Soft Toothbrush, he further related that “We have seen clinical cases of gums growing back, as much as several millimeters in some cases of receding gums within several months after using the PeriClean®. The PeriClean® allows the gum tissue to reach its genetic potential, where other toothbrushes prevent this by constantly working against gum growth.”

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How to Maintain Your Pearly Whites Between Checkups

Your dentist or dental hygienist scraped all the plaque buildup between your teeth and buffed and polished each tooth. Your mouth is feeling extra fresh and is cleaner than ever– until you eat your next meal and order that can of soda.

Your next checkup and cleaning won’t be for another six months (at most), so how do you maintain that fresh after-dentist-visit feeling? Follow these five easy steps to impress your dentist on your next visit.

1. Brush (or at least rinse) after every meal

The American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day, or after every meal. If you can’t get to brushing after lunchtime at the office, the least you can do to help eliminate bacteria from food buildup is to rinse or gargle with water. This gets rid of any food particles that may be lodged between your teeth.

2. Watch when you snack and what you’re snacking on

Continuously snacking throughout the day in between meals can be harmful to your overall oral health. As the first stop in the digestive system, the saliva in your mouth is in charge of breaking down food and whenever you eat, your mouth produces acid that is harmful to your teeth. So snacking throughout the day means your mouth is continually producing acid that ultimately attacks your teeth. Additionally, be mindful of the foods you snack on as certain treats like gummies or dried fruits that can stick to your teeth.

3. Stick to flossing every day

No matter how well you brush, your toothbrush is not designed to reach between teeth where plaque builds up. Plaque, which is as soft as yogurt, can be easily removed with regular flossing. Another advantage to flossing is that it can help detect gum disease. Bleeding gums caused by flossing can be a sign of gum disease, which is best when detected and treated early.

4. Don’t forget about your tongue

Your tongue is a hotbed for bacteria. Remember to clean your tongue regularly to eliminate any bacteria buildup and ultimately prevent plaque buildup. Scraping your tongue of bacteria can also help eliminate bad breath.

5. Check your toothbrush

Standard nylon toothbrushes need to be replaced at least every three months to remain effective. Any longer than that and the bristles become weak while bacteria multiplies. Unlike nylon bristles, PeriClean features rubber bristles that are designed to be gentler on gums and has been shown to support gum regrowth. Created by Jack Gruber, D.D.S, a New York-based periodontist with more than 35 years of professional experience, PeriClean is made with FDA-approved materials and does not collect toothpaste, food particles or bacteria, meaning the toothbrush remains clean and effective for up to six months – three months longer than your typical nylon toothbrush.

The Right Way to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is a task has been ingrained into your daily habits since a very young age, but did you know the way you’re brushing can make your teeth vulnerable to cavities, tooth decay and gum disease? It’s never too late to break bad habits, so make sure your dentist doesn’t catch you committing any of these teeth-brushing crimes.

1. Not choosing the right toothbrush

When selecting a toothbrush, consider the type of bristle and size of the toothbrush head . “Toothbrushes must be gentle on enamel and gums,” Jack Gruber, D.D.S. says. “Since plaque is soft, the bristles [on your toothbrush] should be soft and preferably short. Short bristles make it easier to keep germs from accumulating while long bristles tend to act as springs that want to straighten out, thereby putting more pressure than necessary to remove the soft plaque.”

Avoid toothbrushes with large heads as this prevents you from reaching between the tongue and your back teeth, Dr. Gruber adds.

2. Not brushing long enough

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day, or after every meal, for at least two minutes. Timing yourself ensure you’re thoroughly brushing and taking the time to clean all of your teeth’s surfaces.

3. Applying too much pressure when brushing

If you’re applying too much pressure when brushing, you’re at risk of exposing the root of the tooth to irritation, which ultimately irritates the gums. Brushing vigorously can also erode tooth enamel.

4. Falling into too much of a routine

Dentists found, according to WebMD, that many people start brushing the same areas of their mouth over and over. To avoid missing essential parts of the mouth, try starting in a different “quadrant” of your mouth.

5. Forgetting about your inner tooth surfaces

Inner tooth surfaces are the areas that your tongue presses against. Be sure to brush these hard-to-see surfaces to ensure plaque does not build up.

6. Not rinsing after you’re done

When you’re finished brushing and loosening up bacteria from the surface of your teeth, rinsing with either water or mouthwash will ensure the bacteria will be gone from your mouth for good.

7. Not caring for your toothbrush

After brushing, rinse your toothbrush before putting it away as bacteria is more likely to grow on an un-rinsed toothbrush. For the same reason, let your toothbrush dry through before your next brushing session.

8. Not replacing your toothbrush frequently

It is recommended by the American Dental Association to replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles become frayed, which decreases their effectiveness. Replacing your toothbrush also ensures less exposure to bacteria that inevitably build up on the toothbrush.

How to Make Brushing Teeth Fun for Your Kids

Keeping your kids’ teeth and gums clean is essential, but you can’t always count on your kids being willing to brush. Even though brushing only takes a matter of minutes, some kids find it boring or tedious to do. The trick for getting them excited about daily dental care is to make brushing fun, and there are quite a few ways to accomplish this.

Brush to the Beat

Play one of your kid’s favorite songs while they brush, and let them know that they can stop brushing when the music ends. Make this even more fun by letting them do a few very simple dance movies as they brush. You can let your kid pick out the song for their daily brushing routines or let the song be a surprise so they have something to look forward to. Or be a bit more creative and come up with your own silly song.

Reward Them

Rewards work. Tracking their progress and keeping score on their brushing habits can be just the incentive they need to adopt a best practices approach to brushing their teeth. This works equally well for kids who are just learning to brush their teeth and those who know how to but just don’t want to do it. Set up a chart, and keep track of your kid’s progress. Place a sticker on the chart for each successful tooth brushing session. Once your kid earns a certain number of stickers, give them a bigger reward, such as taking them out for ice cream, a special surprise visit from the tooth fairy or a special item they have been asking for. You can gradually do away with the reward chart as your child gets older and/or reaches their goal or even better, stops giving you a hard time about brushing.

A Brush with Greatness

Don’t just grab any toothbrush from a store shelf. Invest in one that provides the most comfort while brushing and leaves kids with a mouthful of teeth that feel extra clean.PeriClean’s patented design is a kid favorite. And you can be assured that the bristle-less brush will not damage tooth enamel or bother their gums. Since kids like to be involved, let them pick out the kind of kids’ toothpaste they want and their floss.

Play Follow the Leader

You’ve probably noticed that your kids like to imitate some of the things you do. You can use this to your advantage when it comes to making brushing fun for kids. Get your own toothbrush ready, and show them how to brush properly. Show them one step at a time, and give them a chance to mimic what you do. This provides them with the opportunity to learn how to brush their teeth by themselves, gives them some control and makes them feel a bit independent.

Are You Practicing Good Toothbrush Care Habits?

Brushing your teeth is a vital step in effective removal of plaque and good oral hygiene. Proper toothbrush care and replacement is also needed to maintain sound care of your teeth. Why? Your toothbrush can potentially hold bacteria that can lead to infections within the mouth. The oral cavity holds thousands of microorganisms, many of which are transferred to your toothbrush while you are brushing your teeth. Since these bacterial organisms can become established within the brush, your toothbrush should be replaced about every three months.

In order to keep your brush in the best possible state for good oral hygiene there are several toothbrush care steps you should follow, including:

Consider rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial rinse before you brush your teeth to reduce the amount of bacteria that could potentially accumulate on your bristles.

Keep your toothbrush for yourself and do not share it. Allowing someone else to use your brush can possibly lead to an exchange of microorganisms and put you at an increased risk of developing an oral infection.

Be sure to rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after you have brushed your teeth to remove any toothpaste residue. Place your brush upright into a container so that it can dry properly. Keep it separated from any other brush that might be stored in the same container.

Keep your toothbrush uncovered in its container. Placing a cover over the container can create a moist environment that could enable an increase of bacterial growth.

Throw out your toothbrush every three months and replace it with a new one. The bristles can become worn, leaving the brush much less effective for removing plaque. This may decrease the amount of bacteria to which you are potentially exposed.

There is no need to soak your toothbrush in an antibacterial solution after use. In fact this could potentially cause cross-contamination if the solution is used by more than one person.

There is also no need to place your toothbrush into a dishwasher or microwave to disinfect the bristles. This procedure could potentially cause the bristles to break down and lose effectiveness prematurely.

When you purchase your new toothbrush be sure to choose one that properly fits your mouth. Make sure to pick the correct bristle structure for your teeth as well. If necessary, speak with your dentist about whether you need a soft, medium or hard bristle brush.

By following these simple toothbrush care steps, you will keep your teeth healthier and reduce the potential for developing oral infections.

How Your Brushing Habits Affect Tooth Enamel

The fact that there is a strong correlation between your overall health, tooth enamel and your brushing habits is well known. Since specific oral health issues, such as gum disease and tooth decay, can affect your overall medical condition, developing good tooth brushing habits is vital.

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Today, toothbrushes come in many shapes, styles and sizes. The following information helps you understand what you should be looking for.

  • Bristle Types: There are four main types of toothbrush bristles: extra soft, soft, medium, and hard. Usually, hard and medium bristles are not recommended because they can irritate gums and damage tooth enamel. To avoid this, you should opt for soft and extra soft toothbrushes. Additionally, small-headed toothbrushes are preferable because they allow you to brush all teeth, including hard-to-reach back teeth.
  • Bristle Materials: Since the state of your tooth enamel and your brushing habits are closely related, make sure that you always choose toothbrushes made of FDA-approved materials. These materials are very gentle on teeth and gums, thus they can help you avoid specific problems, such as gum hypersensitivity and enamel erosion. Furthermore, most FDA-approved materials have exceptional antibacterial properties that allow you to use a toothbrush up to six months.
  • Handle: Many dental professionals agree that you should always choose a handle type that is comfortable. You can pick any toothbrush, with or without flexible neck and non-slip grip. As well, you may select a toothbrush with a tapered or rectangular head, or trimmed, flat or rippled bristles as long as it fits your needs.

After choosing the right toothbrush, it’s time to explore the…

Best Brushing Techniques for Oral Health

Understanding the strong connection between your tooth enamel and your brushing habits can help you avoid making mistakes when brushing your teeth. Here are a few useful tips for brushing teeth properly.

  • Brush Twice a Day: Brushing your teeth twice a day helps you remove harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Develop a Good Technique: A proper technique is to hold the toothbrush slightly angled against teeth and use a back-and-forth motion to massage your teeth and gums. Avoid harsh scrubbing because it can irritate your gums and damage tooth enamel.
  • Don’t Forget to Floss: When flossing your teeth, take one tooth at a time and rub the floss against all of its sides.  

So do yourself a favor, develop and maintain a healthy oral care routine so your tooth enamel is always in great shape and you can preserve your beautiful smile.

Dental Care Basics with an Ultra-Soft Toothbrush

Why You Need to Brush Regularly

Brushing your teeth with any toothbrush, twice a day for two minutes, is necessary to remove plaque. What makes an ultra-soft toothbrush different is that it will treat your tooth enamel and your gums gently.

The enamel of your tooth is as thin as an eggshell and brushing too hard with a standard toothbrush will wear that enamel down, leading to sensitive teeth and a greater potential for developing gingivitis.

Using an ultrasoft toothbrush will help you protect the tooth enamel and avoid gum recession.

How to Brush with an Ultra-Soft Toothbrush

Good brushing with an ultra-soft toothbrush is performed in the same manner as a standard toothbrush. To properly brush your teeth, it takes at least two minutes paying adequate attention to each area of the mouth.

Use short gentle strokes and start in the back.

  • Clean around the outer surfaces of the upper teeth, then move to the lower teeth on the outside.
  • Clean around the inner surfaces of the upper teeth then move to the lower teeth on the inside.
  • Clean along the chewing surface.
  • Be sure to use your ultra-soft toothbrush on your tongue. The textured surface cleans your tongue and helps prevent bad breath.
  • Tilt the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and gently brush along the top teeth and the gum line in a sweeping motion. Repeat for the bottom teeth.

The key is to treat each area of the mouth, while effectively brushing to dislodge food particles and avoid the build-up of plaque.

How Often Do You Need to Brush?

Most people follow the recommendation of the American Dental Association and brush at least twice a day. Someone with very sensitive teeth may find it hurtful to brush that often. Another who eats small meals several times a day, may wish to brush and floss more often to keep their teeth clean. The frequency of brushing may change, subject to guidance from a dentist.

Why You Need to Floss

Brushing by itself isn’t enough to clean your teeth. No toothbrush can penetrate the spaces between your teeth, nor reach below the gum line where 80 to 90 percent of decay and periodontal disease occur.

How to Floss Properly

Start with about 18? of floss. Wind most of it around each middle finger and leave about 2? of floss to work with

  • Hold the floss taut between thumb and index fingers of each hand, then slide it gently up and down between your teeth
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, carefully sliding beneath the gum line.
  • Do not snap or force the floss, as this can cut or bruise the soft tissue of the gum
  • Change to a clean section of floss as you move from tooth to tooth
  • To remove the floss from a tooth, use the same gentle back and forth motion to bring the floss away from the gums.

How Often Do You Need to Floss?

You should floss your teeth frequently: in the morning when you wake, before bed and after any meal where you consume solids. This helps keep food and other particles out of the gum line, plus they will not collect between the teeth, where they contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria.

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