Does the Right Toothbrush Really Matter?

A thorough dental care routine together with regular dentist visits in Center City are our best preventive measures against tooth decay. 

But, when it comes to toothbrushes, there are so many options available that it is hard not to wonder to yourself - am I using the right toothbrush? 

The different types of toothbrushes we find on the market are created to suit everyone and every need. Not only is it important to find one that you feel comfortable with, but it is also important that it does a good job cleaning your teeth.

So, as you can see, the right toothbrush can make a difference in how well you care for your teeth. But, how do you choose the right one for your needs? 

Here's what you should keep in mind. 

Types of Toothbrushes

  • Shape and Size

Even though this comes down to each person’s preference, choosing between a toothbrush that has a large or a small end can also be more beneficial for your oral health. Experts say that a toothbrush with a smaller head can help you reach more inaccessible parts of the mouth and clean better.

  • Material 

Toothbrushes can be made out of plastic, rubber, or other artificial materials, as well as bamboo and wood.

  • Manual or Electric 

Manual toothbrushes do a great job at cleaning your teeth, gums, and tongue. And they are definitely more affordable. Electrical toothbrushes, on the other hand, do offer a deeper cleaning of the teeth and gums, keeping the teeth whiter, and are more effective in preventing gum disease and tooth decay.

  • Bristles 

You can choose from soft, medium, and hard bristle toothbrushes. Soft bristles are gentler on your gums and prevent any bleeding. They are also friendly with your braces if you are wearing them, as it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the metal. 

Medium bristles can be easier to use than hard ones, but it's important to use them gently and avoid any injury to the gums.

The Right Toothbrush Is Just The Beginning 

Considering these aspects, you can choose a toothbrush that feels comfortable and offers a deeper cleaning. But, as mentioned before, regular dental visits are just as important. No matter the type of toothbrush you choose and how diligent you are about your oral health, regular toothbrushes simply can't provide the type of cleaning a dentist can. 

Dr. Youngner at Bayview Dental has always been focused on preventative dentistry. Our philosophy is that it's much simpler to tackle any issue when it shows the first signs rather than wait until it turns into more complicated dental issues. That's why Dr. Youngner will not only make sure you have impeccable oral health but also give you all the tools and knowledge to maintain it for longer.   

Get in touch with us today and book your appointment with Dr. Youngner.

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