If you are concerned about improving your dental health, the first step is selecting a toothbrush. Not all toothbrushes are the same, which is why it is best to do some reading up before committing. If you are ready to learn more about the different types of toothbrushes on the market, please read on.
What should I consider when buying a toothbrush?
The most important thing is that you select a toothbrush capable of reaching all areas of your teeth. Additionally, you should know that though they make soft, medium, and hard-bristled toothbrushes, it is generally best to go with a soft bristle, as hard bristles may damage your gums and teeth, especially if you are a vigorous brusher. If you are unsure about which brush to select, one of our dentists would be happy to make a recommendation.
Should I get an electric toothbrush?
It has been determined that electric toothbrushes are not explicitly “better” than manual toothbrushes in any significant way. That being said, it all goes back to personal preference. If you are someone who has a limited range of motion, an electric toothbrush may better suit your needs. Additionally, if you are someone who brushes your teeth and gums too hard, an electric toothbrush may help regulate the force at which you brush.
On the flip side, you will have to pay for brush head replacements, and you also must keep on top of charging your electric toothbrush as well, so if you think you are less likely to go through all the trouble, there is nothing wrong with sticking to a manual toothbrush, as long as you use it as often as you should.
What is the best electric toothbrush?
Though it’s hard to give a definitive answer, many people say great things about the Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush. However, there are so many electric toothbrushes on the market that it may feel overwhelming to decide. To give you a better idea about what people are buying and how much they are spending on electric toothbrushes, you can read The Strategist’s guide to the best electric toothbrushes on the market here. However, before making a decision, it is always best you consult your dentist first.
What is the best toothbrush for my children?
It’s only natural you are concerned about your children’s dental health. The three main things you should keep in mind are soft bristles, a small size, and an ADA Seal of Approval. Additionally, if your children want to pick their toothbrushes, as long as they’re the appropriate size and softness, let them! If they want to learn more about dental health, teach them! The more excited your children are to improve their dental health, the better off they will be.
Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!