How to Choose the Toothbrush that Is Right for You
Created on February 20, 2011
You may not have realized just how important it is to pick the right toothbrush. In fact, picking the right toothbrush is imperative for having the best possible dental health. Picking a toothbrush that is not so good for you could result in less than stellar dental health and even damage to your teeth and gums. The team at our Springfield, MA cosmetic dentistry office would like to take this opportunity to cover the basics of how to select the right toothbrush. We’ll cover a few different concerns here that will be important for all future toothbrush purchases.
The first and perhaps most important consideration for picking a toothbrush is the relative hardness or softness of the bristles. In general, you will want to select a toothbrush with soft bristles. Soft bristles means that you can brush thoroughly without damaging the gumline and other soft tissues in your mouth. Harder bristles on a toothbrush may cause your gums to bleed and do more harm than good.
The second important concern is the size of the toothbrush head. A large head on the toothbrush may make it difficult to access and clean the space behind your molars and other parts of your teeth. Select a toothbrush with a small head so that you can easily clean all parts of your mouth.
A third concern is whether or not to go electric. Electric toothbrushes can be quite handy. While you don’t necessarily need to get an electric toothbrush, it may beneficial to you if you have issues with manual dexterity or perhaps stiff joints. The above criteria previously listed should be taken into account when selecting an electric toothbrush.
For more information about dental care as well as Springfield, MA dental implants and other dental health concerns, be sure to contact our Springfield, MA cosmetic dentistry office for a consultation.