What Toothbrush Is Best For You?

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Finding the right toothbrush for you can be difficult. What works for one person may not work for another. Taking the time to find the right toothbrush for your needs can make a big difference in your overall oral health and in how enjoyable your tooth brushing experience is.

Electric Toothbrushes

Adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum disease than they do to cavities. This means that brushing is especially important. Teeth are healthier when the gums are also healthy. Electric or oscillating toothbrushes are a great way to ensure that your teeth and the gum line are both safe and healthy and that all plaque and germs have been adequately removed. If you can use an oscillating or electric toothbrush, this is going to help make the most out of the time that you are brushing.

Electric toothbrushes are also great for kids as they do help make the most of brushing and help to ensure that all the teeth are brushed and clean. The right electric brush can help get your teeth cleaner, faster, and can also help you to make sure your gums are safe and healthy and you have a brighter smile.

Toothbrush Size

For many people, the size of the toothbrush can also make a difference. If you have a very small mouth, or you have a lot of teeth, it can be harder to brush with a large brush than it might be with a small head brush. Smaller brush heads are going to provide a more focused clean and are also going to be great for brushing back teeth and getting to those crowded areas of the mouth that you may not be able to get with a larger brush.

Larger brushes are going to be good for quick brushing and less for focused cleaning. A large brush is useful if you have a mouth that is a bit larger or if you want to cover a larger area faster.

No matter which brush you choose, it is always important that you keep brushing your teeth on a routine basis. Twice a day is recommended, but once a day is the minimum. You should be flossing as well to remove plaque from between the teeth and to help keep the gum line safe and healthy as well. The right brush when part of the right routine can make caring for your teeth a breeze.

Getting a routine checkup and cleaning is also very important! If you’re ready to schedule yours, give us a call at (207) 767-3211.