Have you ever wondered so many toothbrushes are available? Do you wonder which type might be best for you and your family? Did you know that picking the right toothbrush can impact your oral health? To help you make choose well, we are happy to offer a few things to consider when you are purchasing your next toothbrush.
How Will it Work? Brushing and flossing daily is the most important thing you can do to protect your smile. When brushing, you should be able to reach all of your teeth easily. A toothbrush with a large head could be difficult to maneuver. The hardness of your bristles is another thing to consider. Generally, soft-bristled toothbrushes are a safe choice. If you brush too vigorously with hard bristles, you could damage your gums.
Is It Safe? It is important to choose a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Approval. However, there are other factors to consider. Some individuals may be safer specific types of toothbrush. For example, an electric toothbrush may be a good choice if you tend to brush too hard but could also cause problems for individuals with heart disease. Please speak with your dentist for specific advice.
Electric or Manual? Several studies have compared electric and manual toothbrushes to learn which is more effective, but the results have shown they are very similar. Both manual and electric toothbrushes can clean your mouth well. However, based on your unique needs, your dentist could recommend a rotating-oscillating toothbrush. This type of toothpaste is one that moves back and forth and up and down.
If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are excited to hear from you soon.