Dentists are asked everyday, “which toothbrush is right for me?” There are a lot of choices out there; making you question what toothbrush is best. The truth is, you shouldn’t worry yourself over all the different brands and styles, you simply need to think about the structure. It is most important to consider the type of bristle, the size of the head, and how often you replace your brush.
Bristles: Soft and Sturdy
When it comes to your toothbrush, soft bristles are best. Bristles, by definition, are already stiff. No need to overdue it with a hard bristled brush. Soft bristled toothbrushes have the flexibility to glide along your teeth and wash away all unwanted plaque. Harder bristles aren’t as ideal for a good clean and they can even be damaging to your gums and enamel. Your best option for a great clean and healthy gums is a soft bristled brush.
Size definitely does matter. When it comes to your toothbrush, a small head is best. You want to be sure that you can reach all around your teeth to give yourself the best clean. You need to be cleaning the back of your teeth just as well as the front. A small headed toothbrush is the best way to achieve a good and comfortable clean . This can vary depending on the size of your teeth and mouth, so just find what works for you.
Don’t Get Too Attached
As a general rule, it is recommended to replace your toothbrush every three months. However, we urge you to replace it monthly. Toothbrushes carry a lot of bacteria and just aren’t meant to last a long time. The bristles will start to fray and germs will build up. You should be able to squeeze a few extra bucks into your monthly budget, right? It is best to play it safe by keeping things updated and clean.
A Little Style Never Hurts
The fun part is all up to you. The brand, type of handle, and choice of power are really unimportant when it comes to your oral health. There are so many styles to choose from. You even have the option for an electric or battery powered brush. You just gotta choose what works for you. Keep comfort in mind and find your best fit.
It’s not enough to just have a good quality toothbrush- you also need to be sure you are using it often. Make sure you are brushing at least twice a day, and after meals if you can help it. A good thorough brushing in the morning and evening are key for healthy teeth. And, of course, make sure you are schedule your bi-annual cleaning appointments with Eagle Rock Dental Care. Contact us and get your appointment scheduled today!