An integral part of maintaining and upholding ideal dental health is brushing and flossing your teeth daily. You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Knowing how to choose a toothbrush that will best aid you in your fight against decay is important as well, so Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson and our team are thrilled to give you tips.
The bristles of your new toothbrush should be soft, or even extra soft. Avoid toothbrushes whose bristles are medium or hard, as these can damage your tooth enamel. Also, choose a toothbrush whose bristles are of differing lengths. This allows your brush to clean deep grooves of the teeth easily.
Your toothbrush’s head should be small enough that it can easily reach all areas of your mouth so that you can achieve an effective clean.
Electric vs. Manual
Both electric and manual toothbrushes can thoroughly and comfortably clean your teeth if used effectively. Choose whichever you are most comfortable with. If you have a hard time achieving a thorough clean with a manual toothbrush, consider trying an electric toothbrush.
Other factors are really dependent on your likes and dislikes when you choose your toothbrush. For instance, toothbrush heads come in various shapes, from oval to rectangular. Choose the shape that feels the most comfortable when you brush. Overall, select a toothbrush that you will enjoy using!
For more information about choosing a toothbrush and to set up your next appointment with our dentist in Payson, Utah, we invite you to contact Gunnerson Dental at 801-658-0102 today.