How to Choose the Best Toothbrush for Your Teeth
- April 29, 2013
- 3 mins read
Going to drug stores or grocery markets, you know you have a lot of options when it comes to buying toothbrush. You usually pick the item that carries your favorite color and that has the most attractive design. Sometimes, you select based on what you can afford. But did you know that none of these make it to the list of how to choose the best toothbrush for your teeth? Ask your dentist in Chandler and he will agree immediately.
1. Let’s discuss the toothbrush head first. You should go for the one that you know can access all the surfaces of your teeth easily. This is to avoid difficulty in brushing and more important, to stop the accumulation of bacteria (especially at the sides and backs of the molars) that will result to tooth decay and plaque. Standard size of toothbrush head for adults is half inch for width and one inch for length.
2. Look for the one that has long and wide handle so you can hold it securely and comfortably in your hand.When choosing, hold one and act as if you are using it to determine if it is long and comfortable enough for you.
3. You may have not thought of this but others are really obsessive when it comes to their oral hygiene that they even go to the extent of reading customer reviews about toothbrushes online. This is not a bad idea, right? Anyway, you surely can find the best brands that they talked about because you can buy most of them in the market. Likewise, you may ask your dentist in Chandler about the most appropriate piece for you. You may also look for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal in the toothbrushes available in the market.
4. If you have difficulty in holding toothbrush, you may buy a battery-operated toothbrush. Do not worry because it can clean your teeth effectively. In fact, it may even do its job better than you are. It is now available in the market. Typically, its head oscillate to eliminate plaque and food debris. When the head is worn out, you can just replace this part.
5. You should find that one that has soft bristles (but not too soft if you are already an adult) to avoid hurting your gum and root surface, and to prevent dental erosion, a typical complaint of dental patients.
Overall, you should consider access and comfort in choosing toothbrush to make sure of cleaner teeth and to guarantee better cleaning experience for you. You should replace it every three months or whenever you see that it is already worn out because it can damage your gum tissue. Some do not know this but you should think about buying a new one after you have had cold as it had already collected germs and therefore may result to reinfection. Aside from brushing your teeth twice or thrice every day, you should see your dentist in Chandler regularly.
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