Posted on 8/10/2019 by Brandon Cooley
|One of the keys to healthy teeth and gums is brushing every day. The problem is that if you don't brush properly, you will not get the benefits you should from the habit. Proper brushing requires doing a few things. It requires using the right toothpaste and brushing for the proper length of time.
You need to make sure you brush all your teeth. You have to use a technique that is neither too hard nor too soft. You also need to make sure you have the right toothbrush. The problem that people have is they do not know what the right toothbrush is.
Many Different Choices
There are many different choices when it comes to toothbrushes. They come in different shapes and sizes. There are manual and electric toothbrushes. They can range in price from a few dollars to more than a hundred dollars. The first step in choosing the right toothbrush is narrowing down the choices.
Narrowing down the choices means finding a brush with the right firmness of the bristles, the right shape and angle of the bristles and the type of handle to use. The brushes can have a flexible neck, they can have a non-slip grip they can have bristles that go in a circle. Making these choices is a matter of figuring out what is most comfortable for you. The idea of whether to turn to an electric or manual toothbrush is also a matter of what you want. They are both an effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Some Important Considerations
While it is important to choose a toothbrush that is comfortable, there are some things that you need to look for when finding the best one. A soft-bristled brush is the best in most cases to clean the plaque from the teeth and gums. You also need a brush that reaches all your teeth and gums.
The last thing to consider when looking for the best toothbrush is how often to replace it. You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to become worn. That will vary depending on the quality of the toothbrush, but the most common recommendation we offer is to replace your toothbrush at least every 3 months.
Your toothbrush is a very important part of maintaining your oral health. It is worth spending a little extra to get the brush that works best for you. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.