Posted: April 5, 2018
What tooth brush is the best toothbrush for you? With all the various brands out there and advertisements stating that four out of five dentists recommend a certain brand of tooth paste or tooth brush, how do you pick the best? After all, you don’t want to risk your dental health. Stopping by your local drugstore and staring at all the different options of oral hygiene care items can be overwhelming for just about anyone. But here are some tips in making that choice a bit easier for you.
Let’s start by simplifying what our mouth needs. What are the basic goals that we want to achieve when it comes to our daily oral hygiene? Is it having plaque-free teeth, being cavity free, eliminating bad breath, or whitening your teeth? While some of these goals require other oral products to achieve the ultimate outcome, it all starts out with brushing. When it comes to choosing a tooth brush for your oral care, most dental professionals agree that a soft bristled toothbrush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Soft nylon bristled toothbrushes can safely and effectively clean your teeth without causing any damage to the gums, root surface, and protective tooth enamel. Depending on how vigorously you brush your teeth and the strength of your teeth, medium- and hard- bristled brushes can actually damage your teeth. So when choosing your toothbrush, always go for soft bristled nylon toothbrushes for safest and most comfortable choice for your teeth.
Another factor to consider when it comes to choosing a toothbrush is the shape and size of your toothbrush. There are many different head shapes you can choose from such as round, rectangular or tapered, even the size of the head can vary. When it comes to choosing the shape and size of your toothbrush, the best choice is the most comfortable choice. Though there are larger toothbrush heads available, you may find it difficult to maneuver them to clean certain hard to reach areas, such as the sides and backs of your molars. The toothbrush should have a long enough handle so you can comfortably hold it in your hand. The best toothbrush is the one that fits your mouth and allows you to reach all teeth easily.
Replacing your toothbrush should be done every three months or anytime your bristles wear down. A worn down toothbrush does not clean efficiently and therefore needs to be replaced. If you have any more questions about which toothbrush is the best for you, schedule an appointment with us today and receive a free toothbrush with your cleaning.
At Museum Smiles Dentistry, we proudly serve patients from Arlington, Keller, and Fort Worth Areas.