Dental Care

Which Toothbrush Should I Buy?

So you head to the local store to purchase a new toothbrush, and there is a billion toothbrushes to choose from. Okay, okay that was a little exaggerated, but it is no secret that purchasing the right toothbrush for you can get confusing and frustrating being that there are so many options to choose from.

Here are some tips to help you select the right toothbrush that will keep your oral hygiene as happy as your smile:

Size:
The toothbrush head should allow easy access to all surfaces of your teeth. The toothbrush should also have a long enough handle so you can comfortably hold and maneuver it.

Bristle variety:
Soft. Medium. Hard. For majority of people a soft bristled toothbrush will be the most comfortable and safest choice. Also, the shape of the bristle makes a difference – be sure bristles have rounded tips.

Expert recommendation:
You want to buy a toothbrush that has gone under quality control tests for cleaning effectiveness and safety. You can either ask your dentist or look for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval on the packaging.

References:
WebMD; http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/ (accessed 9/25/2015).

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