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How to Choose the Best Toothbrush?

Posted by Dr. Bishay on Jul 14 2021, 10:15 AM

Contrary to popular belief, oral hygiene isn’t something that you only worry about when you have toothaches. It’s a routine you have to adopt for your oral and overall health. 

As you know, brushing is an integral part of oral hygiene. But, with the wide variety of options available on the market today, picking a toothbrush is not easy. 

At Grace Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, we provide patients with advice that goes beyond their dental treatments and procedures. That is why, in this article, we’ve set out to help you choose the best toothbrush for your oral health. 

Size and Shape

The first thing to consider is the size and shape of the toothbrush. You need to be able to access all the nooks and corners of your mouth. So, a toothbrush with a smaller head size might be the best choice. It will be easier to handle and better equipped to reach the trickier parts like the back of your molars. 

Also stick to simple, round-headed toothbrushes if you want to avoid having to make difficult maneuvers in the morning.

Bristles and Handle

While there are many bristle types available, going for soft-bristled toothbrushes is usually best. Especially if you’re someone who brushes rigorously. Hard and medium-bristled toothbrushes can cause damage to the enamel and gums if you’re not careful. 

You should also pick one with a strong and comfortable grip that you can maneuver easily. 

Expert-Approved

When choosing a toothbrush, go for the ones recommended by experts and dental associations. This will ensure that your choice has undergone legitimate quality checking and is safe to use. You can find the seal of the American Dental Association on the packaging itself, so you don’t have to go out of your way to find an expert-approved toothbrush.

Manual or Electric

Now for the most important question: disposable or electric? According to dentists, there isn’t much difference between the effectiveness of these two types of toothbrushes. They are both excellent at their job if you use them properly. 

However, if you’re someone who doesn’t want to put a lot of effort into brushing, then perhaps it’s better to let an electric toothbrush do the work for you. At the end of the day, disposable or electric is a personal choice.

The most important thing to remember when choosing a toothbrush is how often you replace it. Because no matter how good your toothbrush is, you have to change it every three months. 

For more advice on what products to choose for your dental health, make an appointment with Dr. Bishay at Grace Dental in Sugar Land, Texas by calling (281) 340-1333.


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