Tips on Selecting the Perfect Toothbrush
You can’t wait until your dental exam Glendale to get a good teeth cleaning. You need to take responsibility for your own dental care every day. Otherwise, every time you go to the dentist, you will find that you have a cavity or some other oral health issue.
Ground zero for good dental hygiene Glendale AZ is choosing the right tooth brush for your daily cleansing. Here are a few tips for what to look for in the perfect toothbrush:
You might think that a toothbrush with stiff bristles would give you the best clean. After all, you need stiff brushes to get a really good cleaning around your house. Wouldn’t it be the same for your teeth? Stiff bristles would get off more tartar and plaque, right?
Actually, toothbrushes with softer bristles are better for your oral hygiene. Stuff bristles can irritate the gums and make them recede from the teeth. Receding gums can expose sensitive areas of the teeth and open the door to all types of problems with the teeth and gums.
Choose a toothbrush that is soft but not too soft. Medium stiffness is ideal. If you aren’t sure what classifies, talk to your dentist during your next dental exam and ask to see an example.
In addition to the stiffness of the bristles, you also need to pay attention to the type of material used to create the bristles.
Many more natural products are available now, including toothbrushes made with bristles from tree roots and other natural sources. However, these natural products have not been studied extensively for their effectiveness, and many of them wear out faster.
It is best to choose toothbrushes made with nylon bristles that are approved by the American Dental Association. You can be sure of their effectiveness, and they will last you a bit longer.
You might think that the bigger the head size of your toothbrush, the more efficient your brushing routine will be. But a toothbrush head that is too big for your mouth will make brushing awkward, and it will make it harder for you to reach all the nooks and crannies around your teeth.
Choose a brush head that is appropriate for your mouth. You may need to try out a few brands to find one that works best since you can’t really try out brushes in the store. Once you find a good brand, stick with what you know works.
You won’t be holding your toothbrush for very long while you’re cleaning your teeth, but you still need to find a brush that has a comfortable handle. Hold it in your hand and make sure you like the feel of it. If the toothbrush feels awkward, you might not get a very good cleaning with it, or you might feel less likely to use it.
Finally, you want to choose a toothbrush that has an aesthetically pleasing design so that you feel excited about brushing your teeth and are more eager to do it every day.
It doesn’t really matter if you get an electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush, or if you choose one with an angled head or handle. The only thing that matters is that you choose something you like and that you are going to use every day. If that means buying a toothbrush with glittery pink butterflies and a flashing light, that’s what you should do. If that means buying a toothbrush with no embellishment whatsoever and a simple design, that’s what you should do.
Talk with your Peoria AZ dentist about how to brush so you get the best results, and use the right toothbrush every day to get the best oral health. You should also floss and use mouthwash to get the best results.
Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Glendale Arizona offers complete dental care, from the basic dental exam to corrective orthodontics and dental implants Peoria. Our dentists will help you develop the best plan for your oral healthcare so that you get a beautiful and healthy smile. You’ll feel like your best self, and you’ll enjoy great dental health. Call us today in Arizona to schedule a dental exam or a consultation for corrective or restorative services.
Dr. Greg Ceyhan – Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead
17100 N 67th Ave, Suite 500
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: (623) 979-1515
Fax: (623) 878-1811
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm