Did you know there are good and bad toothbrushes for your smile? Well, we are here to help you pick the right toothbrush for your teeth, gums, and entire oral cavity! Dentists and dental professionals today strongly recommend the use of a brush with the following characteristics:
• Bristle type: Soft-bristled toothbrushes are the best choice for your smile. Many believe hard-bristled toothbrushes are more effective in cleaning and removing plaque, but that is simply not true. Soft-bristled toothbrushes successfully clean your teeth and care for your gums. They also remove the plaque that builds up on your teeth, which essentially reduces the risks associated with periodontal disease.
• Toothbrush size: Make sure you pick a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth. Generally, these toothbrushes have a half-inch wide and one-inch tall head. For efficient and effective cleaning, you can also choose a toothbrush with a non-slip grip and a dome-style bristle type. When you are trying to decide if an electric or manual toothbrush is better, your preference is all that matters. As long as your teeth get thoroughly cleaned and your gums stay healthy and strong, either brush will be fine.
• ADA Approval: If you would like a safe and effective toothbrush that you know will not harm your smile, it is best to use a brush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. With this stamp of approval, you know that the brush has undergone vigorous quality control tests for cleaning and effectiveness.
To make sure you choose the best toothbrush for your oral health, we encourage you to consult with your dentist. When you meet with your dentist, you will discuss the best toothbrush type that will help you reach your smile goals.
To learn more about effective, efficient, and beneficial toothbrushes, call our office today. We are more than happy to help you!