How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

hands holding multiple different kinds of toothbrushesToothbrush marketers figured out some time ago that offering different types of toothbrushes would increase the number of toothbrushes sold. Humans like having options when it comes to consumptive products. Not only are there multiple bristle strengths and styles available, but toothbrushes come in a variety of designs, patterns and colors. Offering options is good to increase general awareness for improving oral health by practicing good oral care habits. However, giving people multiple options can make choosing a toothbrush more about preference versus valuing the most effective kind of toothbrush for your mouth. 

Any Toothbrush Will Do

The truth of the matter is simple. When choosing a toothbrush, the best option is to start with any option. Whether soft, medium or firm, it's the simple act of the bristle brushing the tooth enamel that matters. So from a basic standpoint, really any toothbrush will do. 

Next Pay Attention to The Firmness of The Bristles

Soft bristles are best to keep your gums from becoming irritated or causing them to bleed. The toothbrush bristles don't have to be firm to remove the gunk from your teeth. Regular thorough brushing is something to do take seriously. Some people feel like they need to brush extra before going to the dentist, but the truth is that a dental professional will be able to tell if you haven't brushed your teeth much except for preparing for your dental appointment. Regular brushing is important, as you should be less worried about impressing your dentist and more focused on maintaining your oral wellness. If an automatic toothbrush will fit your budget, those are nice to get, because of the speed and the sheer amount of bristle movement to breakup the substances that try to build up on your teeth enamel. 

Don't forget the Companions

Brushing your teeth will never be complete without the flossing and rinsing. No brush is going to be able to reach what floss can or perform the same critical function that mouthwash plays. Accompanying flossing and rinsing with brushing is vital to a solid foundation in oral health. If you haven't flossed in quite some time, your gums may not be used to it and it can be a bit uncomfortable. Getting them used to the flossing may take sometime. If you are experiencing any bleeding or discomfort, you may want to consult with your dentist and have them examine your mouth for any issues that might require treatment. They can also advise you on the proper way to floss in your specific case. 

Don't forget the Dentist

Brushing, flossing and rinsing are all important, and so is a regular checkup with your local dentist. We are dental office in Sugar Land, located on Highway 6 between the lights of Dulles and Frost Pass in the Colony Wellcare building. We'd love to help you obtain and/or maintain a healthy, picture perfect smile for a lifetime. Call our dental care appointment line today at  281-612-8942. Also visit our dental appointment request page