Picking the Right Toothbrush

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A lot of people make sure that they’re using ADA approved toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash in their oral health regimen. However, one part of an oral health routine that’s often overlooked is whether or not you’ve chosen a good toothbrush. Believe it or not, but the right toothbrush can make a big difference on your overall oral health.

Let’s look at how to pick the best one.

Soft bristles

The best bet for removing plaque from your teeth is a soft-bristled toothbrush. The softer bristles are gentler on your gums, and in addition, they’re more effective at cleaning right along your gum line, where plaque tends to gather in thicker quantities.

Small heads

The best brushes have small heads because this enables them to more easily reach all areas of your mouth.

Electric brushes

The most effective brushes are far and away electric ones. The revolving head and circular motions do a much better job of evenly cleaning your teeth. These are also great if you have limited dexterity with or want to ensure that you’re cleaning as effectively as possible.

The choice of brush you make really does matter. If you want recommendations on what Dr. Alan J. White suggests you use, don’t hesitate to call us today at 540-886-1979.