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Understanding the Different Types of Teeth Everyone is unique when it comes to the size of their teeth and the hardness of them. Everyone has different needs when it comes to dental care as well. That being said, people are broken off into several different categories which relate to their teeth. It is important to do this in order for people to receive the best kind of oral care for their particular situation. As such, it is well worth it to look into these categorizations in greater detail. Most people will fall somewhere on the spectrum of a few different categories for tooth hardness, as well as how they should best care for their teeth.

Tough teeth People who have large and hard teeth are considered to have “tough” teeth. Tough teeth tend to be large and strong and pronounced. Those who have teeth falling into this category need to use a toothbrush with tougher bristles and should go through their dental routine during the day quite thoroughly. Tougher teeth have the potential to accumulate good amount of plaque and discoloration, so a dedicated effort is going to be required in order to stay on top of things.

Normal teeth The next type of category is one which most of us fall into. “Normal” or “average” teeth are what the majority of the population has. While this term is somewhat subjective, “normal” teeth tend to be hard but also vulnerable, and require good care every day with the normal brushing and flossing which most of us are accustomed to. A normal toothbrush with a good balance of stiffness and softness with bristles is recommended. Obviously, there is going to be a lot of variety with such a wide sampling to this categorization. One thing to keep in mind during this discussion is that people should use toothbrushes and apply dental practices which they are comfortable with. You always should feel comfortable while brushing and flossing, so it is not necessary to take it to extremes in any case. Effective care can be achieved without having to inflict pain of make gums bleed.


Sensitive The last category of teeth is that of “sensitive� teeth. Those who have sensitive teeth are usually the elderly and infants, although there are always exceptions to be found in every age group and category. Dental care needs to be carefully applied for these individuals. Since the area which they brush and floss is so sensitive, it makes it quite difficult to do a thorough job with the normal items that most of us use. Those who have more sensitive teeth need to use special soft brushes and brush and floss quite gently. It is very important to take a minute at this time to call attention to the items we use to brush and floss with. The right toothbrush can make a world of difference when it comes to comfort and effectiveness. IT may take some experimentation, but it is one of the best things that people can do in order to amplify their overall comfort levels. Photo credit: Bike Sandwich, Frank Ulloa


Understanding the Different Types of Teeth  

Everyone is unique when it comes to the size of their teeth and the hardness of them. Everyone has different needs when it comes to dental c...

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