Tips for Choosing the Right Toothbrush
When it’s time to replace your toothbrush how do you go about choosing a new one? Do you just head to the drug store and pick up the first one you see?
It can be tempting to do just that, but a toothbrush is an important part of maintaining your dental health. Use these tips to help you choose your next toothbrush!
- Choose a brush with soft bristles.
You may think that hard bristles will do a better job at cleaning your teeth, but in reality, hard bristles can do more damage than good. Soft bristles are safe for your teeth and gums and do a great job at keeping your teeth clean.
- Pay Attention to Brush Head Size.
Toothbrush heads come in several sizes. You want to find one that fits comfortably in your mouth.
- Change Your Brush Every 3-4 months.
You should change your brush every 3-4 months or as soon as you see that the bristles are showing signs of wear.
Additionally, you may want to change your brush if you are ill. Toothbrushes can retain bacteria, and by changing your toothbrush after an illness, you may prevent becoming sick again.
- Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush
While studies have shown that an electric toothbrush may remove as much as 11% more plaque, it really comes down to personal preference.
An electric toothbrush may be easier to use for some people. It also may be more motivating. But any toothbrush that you use regularly is the right toothbrush for you.
The most important thing to remember is to properly brush your teeth. Additionally, be sure you are using products that are designed for your oral health needs. Floss daily and schedule regular checkups with your dentist.