|Is Your Toothbrush Right|
Everyone knows that choosing a dentist is important, but dental care outside of your Vancouver dental office is equally important. If you put a lot of thought into your teeth, finding the best toothbrush is just as important as finding the best dentist. Both will have a huge impact on your smile, so it is best to get it right.
The days of the simple nylon bristled toothbrushes have long gone, and now we have electrical powered toothbrushes, in addition to disposable toothbrushes.
Size matters when you are choosing a toothbrush. You need to find a toothbrush head that is one-inch tall, and half an inch wide. Next you will need to browse the bristle varieties. Soft bristles are more popular, because they are comfortable. If you are a heavy brusher, you will want to avoid hard or medium bristle brushes, because the heavy brushing can cause damage to your mouth.
Heavy brushers who use a medium or hard bristle brush are more likely to damage their:
- Protective Tooth Enamel
- Root Surface
Parents should purchase a soft bristle brush with a small head for children.
Before you place that toothbrush in your shopping cart, look over the recommendations. You do not want to purchase a toothbrush that has not been tested for safety, regardless of how expensive – or cheap – it is. Fancy toothbrushes may be the most stylish, but they are not the best. If you do not see a Seal of Approval from the American Dental Association, do not purchase the toothbrush.
Have you scheduled your next dental cleaning at Thurston Oaks Dental? Regular cleanings are a vital part of your oral health. Call us today at (360) 524-4377 to visit your Vancouver dental experts.