Finding the Right Toothbrush

Finding a good toothbrush is extremely important to your oral health. As something that you use two to three times a day, it’s paramount that the product you choose is one that does a thorough job cleaning and removing debris from your teeth. Here are some facts and information about different kinds of toothbrushes so that you can make the best decision for you.
 
Traditional Manual Toothbrushes
 
Of course, the most widely available kind of toothbrush is the traditional manual. Basic, soft bristled toothbrushes are excellent at removing plaque and reaching your back molars. You might also want to look into a toothbrush with extra-fine bristles since these are also perfect for reaching tough areas. Manual toothbrushes with ridges to help your grip will make brushing easier and more efficient. Lastly, some manual toothbrushes are made with circular bristles that encourage a deeper clean and a more thorough one as well. 
 
If you have sensitive teeth, one of the best things you can do to alleviate discomfort when brushing to find a toothpaste that decreases sensitivity as well as a soft bristled toothbrush. Both of these products together should make cleaning your teeth a lot easier. Furthermore, being gentler on your teeth and using a restorative toothpaste may eventually make your teeth feel noticeably better during the day! However, if you have never discussed your sensitivity with a dentist before, it’s best to have a consultation to make sure there’s not a deeper issue behind your discomfort.
 
Electric Toothbrushes
 
An electric toothbrush, when properly used, might be able to provide a deeper clean than a manual toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are usually battery powered, and the brush makes a fast spinning motion over your teeth. This action repeated over and over again can potentially break down plaque and build up more efficiently. Better yet, some people even find that using an electric toothbrush is more fun than a manual brush. This might encourage you to brush more often and for longer if you’re having a good time! These products are available at most major drugstores and superstores. However, if you’re having trouble choosing a brand, consult with your dentist or hygienist to learn about their preferred brands.
 
If you have anny questions, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Bound Brook family dentist, please call our office today at 732-469-6662.
 

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