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How to Choose The Right Toothbrush


Posted on 8/22/2022 by Alyce
How to Choose The Right ToothbrushWhen we go to the toothbrush section of the store, there are so many options to choose from. Are you trying to choose the best toothbrush for your needs? Consider the following factors.

Size


The ideal toothbrush head for one should make it simple for one to access all tooth surfaces. The most convenient and efficient toothbrush head size for most adults is one-inch height and half an inch wide. Even though larger toothbrush heads are available, it may be hard to move them to clean places like the sides and backs of molars that are hard to get to. The toothbrush's handle should be long enough to hold comfortably.

Bristle variety


If you want a manual toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric toothbrush, you can choose one with soft, medium, or tough nylon bristles. Most people will feel comfortable and safe using a toothbrush with soft bristles. Depending on how hard someone brushes their teeth and how robust they are, average and hard-bristled brushes may harm the gums, root surface, and tooth enamel. Always ensure the spikes on the toothbrush are rounded to protect your teeth even more while brushing.

Cost


Even though some electric toothbrushes are more affordable, they still cost a lot more than the regular ones. The toothbrush head on an electric toothbrush can be taken off and replaced, just like with a manual toothbrush. If using an electric toothbrush helps keep teeth clean, then the cost can be made up for by less money spent on regular dental care.

Expert recommendation


Ask your dentist to confirm toothbrushes that have undergone severe quality control tests for effectiveness and safety when cleaning your teeth. The seals on disposable toothbrushes ensure that the bristles won't come out during the use of the toothbrush, prevents the handle from breakages, and ensures the toothbrush prevents gum disease and plaque development in their early stages. In addition to completing these requirements, powered or electric toothbrushes bearing the seal must also pass safety examinations in a third-party laboratory and demonstrate through clinical research that they are safe for oral tissues, teeth, and any prospective dental hardware. Contact our offices for more information on the right toothbrush for your teeth.
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