Oral care is very important to help stay healthy and avoid unwanted cavities and germs in our mouth. So how do you know which toothbrush is the right one for you, your teeth, and your gums? From soft, medium, to hard and from so many different shapes and sizes, choosing the right toothbrush for your oral care can be puzzling at times. Here are a few things to look for when choosing the right toothbrush for you:
* Most dental professionals agree that using a soft toothbrush is the best and safest brush to use for removing plaque and debris from your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth.
* Choosing a brush with a small head is also preferable among most dental professionals, since they are able to access harder to reach areas in the mouth, including your back teeth on the top and bottom of your oral cavity.
* In terms of what handle you should choose for your toothbrush (like non slip grip, or flexible) or the shape of the head (like tapered or rectangle) and the style of brushes (like rippled or dome shaped), we suggest choosing what is most comfortable for you. Choose a toothbrush that fits in your mouth comfortably and permits access to all teeth without difficulty.
* Powered toothbrushes are a great alternative for many patients. Since it spins faster that we can brush, powered toothbrushes can ultimately do a better job when brushing your teeth, gums, and inside of your mouth.
Its also important to note, that you should be changing your toothbrush whenever you start to see wear, or at least every three months (which ever comes first). Also, change your toothbrush if you’ve been sick or have had a cold to avoid getting re-infected (since the bristles of your tooth brush can collect germs).
To learn more about how to get and keep your teeth as healthy as possible, make sure to request a free consultation with us!