Are you in need of a new toothbrush? With so many options lining the shelves of your local department store or pharmacy, choosing the right one might seem like a daunting experience. Fortunately, there are a few factors to consider during your shopping trip that can help you to find a good brush.
Choose the Right Brush Head
It is important to select the right head shape when you select your brush, as not every shape will suit your mouth well. Make sure the bristles sit comfortably against your back molars, as certain brushes may be too wide or large. Select a toothbrush head that reaches every surface of your teeth.
Opt for Soft Bristles
Your brush should include soft, round bristles that allow you to brush gently. Some people have a difficult time brushing in a gentle manner, believing that aggressive brushing will better clean the teeth. However, this practice can actually be too hard on the gums and teeth. A softer approach with gentle bristles is preferred and safer for your teeth and gums.
Select a Comfortable Handle
When it comes to comfort, you need to consider the toothbrush handle as well as the bristles. A handle that is easy to grip will allow you to maneuver the brush well.
Research Electric Options
Electric toothbrushes aren't necessary, but for some people, they are preferred over manual brushes. If you have difficulty using a standard toothbrush due to arthritis or other issue, you might feel an electric brush is easier to operate. The main concern is that you brush at least twice a day, regardless of which option that you choose.
Do you have additional questions about choosing the right toothbrush? If so, give our office a call today. We'll set up your next dental cleaning and can discuss your oral hygiene concerns.
Wauwatosa Dental Group
Location Midwest Dental Wauwatosa 2600 North Mayfair Road Suite 750 Wauwatosa, WI 53226