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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Toothbrush


Posted on 7/24/2023 by Dr. Dani Stansell
Things to Consider When Purchasing a ToothbrushA toothbrush is a must-have oral hygiene tool if you want to achieve healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are various choices when it comes to buying a toothbrush. This brings confusion on the best toothbrush to choose for your mouth. A good toothbrush will reach every crevice of your mouth and remove plaque without causing damage. Consider these 3 things when purchasing the right cleaning tool for your mouth.

The Brush Head Size


Toothbrushes come in different head sizes; some are big, while others are small. Unfortunately, many people believe that a toothbrush with a big head is more efficient in teeth cleaning than those with small heads. The truth is that small toothbrush heads clean better than large ones. The small heads clean the hard-to-reach areas, which prevents build-ups in the mouth. The toothbrush head should be a half-inch wide and one inch tall to allow you to clean the back, top, and front of your teeth.

Type of Toothbrush's Bristles


The type of toothbrush bristles plays a vital role in ensuring the health of your teeth and gums. The bristles may be soft, medium, or hard. While some people think that a hard-bristled toothbrush removes plaque better, it can damage your gums. This leads to gum recession which exposes the tooth's root, increasing the risk of tooth sensitivity and infection. In this case, many dentists recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush. This type of bristles is vital, especially if you have damaged gums, enamel loss, or the habit of brushing too hard.

ADA Seal of Approval


The main aim of cleaning your teeth is to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Hence, choosing a toothbrush that cannot damage your mouth is wise. In this case, looking for an ADA seal of approval when purchasing a toothbrush should be your priority. This seal of approval indicates that the brush is efficient and provides the best cleaning. Are you still wondering about the type of toothbrush to purchase? Reach out to us, and our dental team will provide recommendations for the best toothbrush, depending on the shape and condition of your mouth.

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