The Right Toothbrush
Have you ever asked yourself which toothbrush is the right toothbrush? Taking a look down the dental isle at your local supermarket or pharmacy & you might be standing there a long time contemplating the wide selection.
All the Choices
Presently, the toothbrush choices range in…
- bristle textures
- new technologies
- and much more
Looks might be what catches your eye & makes you consider a particular toothbrush purchase. The truly correct toothbrush choice is not only an eye-catcher, but one that ultimately helps maintain oral health.
The Right Toothbrush for Good Oral Health in 6+1…
- Bristle texture
Believe it or not soft bristles do the best job removing plaque & debris from your teeth & dental professionals agree. Soft bristles are also the best for those of us with sensitive teeth & gums. Even so, cosmetic dentures, dental implants & dental veneers are cleaned better with medium to hard bristle toothbrushes.
- Brush head size
The best toothbrush for your unique mouth is one that will & can reach all of your teeth. It is for this reason that small or smaller headed toothbrushes are most likely the best option.
- Handle length
We all have different size hands & your toothbrush handle should be long enough to fit comfortably in your hand while holding it during your regular cleaning routine. A handle that is too long or too short will feel un-natural & make brushing your teeth a less than enjoyable time.
- Battery powered
Battery-powered toothbrushes have been proven to be more effective teeth cleaners than their manual counterparts. They are also great for those of us that lack dexterity & have conditions such as arthritis.
- Expert recommendation
Look for toothbrushes labeled with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. This shows they have been tested for safety & quality. With the ADA seal toothbrushes are the safest for use & won’t cause hazards like loose or sharp bristles &/or hardware.
- The design
The best toothbrush for you feels comfortable and allows you to reach all the sides of your teeth for a thorough & effective cleaning. There are so many different features that can confuse consumers in the selection process, but simply focus on your personal comfort & the vast selection won’t be all that daunting.
Replace your toothbrush every 3 months, after any illness or when the bristles start to ware whichever comes first. Worn bristles can actually do damage to your sensitive gum tissue. Also, continuing to use a toothbrush after an illness like the common cold will result in the spreading of germs & possibly re-acquiring the illness.
Call Midway Dental Center today at (772) 464-4822 to learn more about maintaining good oral health.