Many times, patients wonder if the shape of the head of their toothbrush makes a difference in their dental care. After all, toothbrushes are marketed in different designs and colors. Therefore, the choice can be confusing, especially if you just want to ensure your teeth are safely cleaned. The following information will provide you with more details about a toothbrush's design.
What Toothbrush Design is Best?
While the design you choose in a toothbrush is usually a matter of personal preference, you will get more mileage out of a toothbrush with a smaller head. When the head is smaller, it makes it easier to navigate between teeth and remove materials from the back molars. You don't have this type of flexibility when you use a large toothbrush head.
What Other Design Features Should Patients Consider?
What you choose in a toothbrush, as far as materials, is up to you. Whether you select a biodegradable brush or a bamboo brush is your decision. You can also opt for a traditional plastic brush. Any of the brushes are acceptable when you are cleaning your mouth and teeth. However, according to some dental studies, an electric toothbrush has a slight edge over a manual brush when it comes to preventing gingivitis and removing plaque. In this case, choose an electric brush head that is round and oscillates. This type of brush head, provided it is soft, will do the best job as long as it features the ADA seal of approval.
We know that selecting a toothbrush can sometimes be a chore, as you can choose from so many designs and colors. If you are not quite sure what to choose, use the above information as a guide. Choose a smaller head with soft bristles, and make sure the grip on the brush is comfortable. If you have not been to our office in a while, you also need to book an appointment. Go online now and schedule a cleaning and exam now.
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