Choosing the Right Toothbrush

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Choosing the right toothbrush can seem daunting with all the options in the toothbrush aisle. But it is more simple than you think! Read on to learn how to choose the right toothbrush for you.

Soft Bristles Are Best

Although it may seem like hard bristles would clean better, they also run the risk of wearing away enamel. Choosing the right toothbrush begins with the right bristles that can deliver the right clean while keeping teeth healthy and strong.

Soft bristles are recommended to clean plaque and food debris, all while protecting enamel from extra wear and tear harder bristles would cause. Most importantly, choose a soft bristled brush that carries an American Dental Association seal of approval.

Want More Power?

If you feel that soft bristles on a manual toothbrush just don’t clean well enough on their own, another option while choosing the right toothbrush, is to consider getting an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can clean more efficiently than manual alone, and several can come with toothbrushing apps that can keep track of how long and how well you brush. They can give feedback on your patterns and behavior, helping you to brush better in more ways than one.

Which Size?

The size of the toothbrush is also an important thing to consider. The smaller the head, the more likely the toothbrush is able to reach all those tight spaces in your mouth. Choosing the right toothbrush for you means taking into account what is most comfortable for you!

Other Considerations

Grip, color, comfort, are all personal preferences that are more about you and what you want, than the efficacy of the toothbrush. As long as it carries the American Dental Association approval, choosing the right toothbrush means simply finding one that will do the job of brushing your teeth the way that is most comfortable for you!

Call our Shreveport Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.