While you are walking down the oral hygiene isle at the store, do you ever wonder what type of toothbrush is best for your smile? If so, we are happy to help you! There are many types of toothbrushes in the world today, and it is important to choose the right brush for your oral cavity, which is why we recommend looking for the following things:
• Bristle type: Dentists generally recommend the use of a soft-bristled toothbrush. A soft-bristled toothbrush is a safe and comfortable tool that does not cause harm or damage to your teeth or gums. It is also a great instrument that effectively removes plaque and debris from the surfaces of your teeth as well as eliminates risks associated with gum disease.
• Toothbrush size: The size of the toothbrush is a very important characteristic to take into consideration. Make sure you choose a brush that will fit comfortably in your mouth. It is generally recommended for the toothbrush to have a half-inch wide and one-inch tall head, a non-slip grip, and a dome-style bristle type. If you ever wonder if it’s better to use an electric-powered or manual toothbrush, your preference is all that matters. Many find that it’s easier to use an electric-powered toothbrush, but as long as your teeth get thoroughly cleaned and your gums stay healthy, you are on the right track.
• Expert recommendations: To find out which brush is perfect for your specific situation, it is best to ask your dentist. It is also wise to use a toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. If it is approved by the ADA, it means that the brush has undergone vigorous quality control tests for cleaning effectiveness and safety.
To learn more about the best toothbrushes available today, call our dental office now and schedule an appointment. Our dental team looks forward to giving you the clean, healthy smile you deserve!