How To Choose The Right Toothbrush To Keep Your Smile Bright

How To Choose The Right Toothbrush To Keep Your Smile Bright

What’s The Right Toothbrush For You?

Most of us get a toothbrush from the dentists office after a teeth cleaning or whitening appointment. When it’s time to replace your toothbrush, there are so many dental options out there, it is hard to know which toothbrush is best for you. Here are some tips to help you find the best dental option-check ‘em out below.

Replace Your Toothbrush Every 3 Months

Replacing your toothbrush every three months is important not because it is worn out but because of the microscopic bacterial buildup that occurs on the brush itself. Dr. Hulse, a family and cosmetic dentist, also recommends replacing your toothbrush after an illness that either you or another family member have, and also after traveling. Finally, if the bristles start to flare out, that is a sure sign that you need to replace your toothbrush. 

Soft Bristles And A Small Brush Head 

Most people are aware that they need to use a toothbrush with soft bristles, as recommended by the majority of dentists. Soft bristles are easier on the gums yet still clean your teeth. It is also important to look for a small brush head. The smaller head allows the brush to get into tighter spots and the corners of your mouth. 

An Electric Toothbrush Is A Good Option

Manual toothbrushes are convenient and can do a good job. However, an electric toothbrushes can be more effective at cleaning your teeth due to the rapid vibration and movement of the bristles. They are not just a gimmick – with the high amount of brush strokes per second, they actually have been proven to be better than the manual toothbrush. In addition, the timer 2 minute timer on most brushes helps you brush for the recommended amount of time.

When looking for an electric toothbrush, be sure to find one with various settings, such as sensitive teeth or gum massage. This will give you more brushing options should you need them at some point. Ask your dentist what elements in an electric toothbrush they would recommend for you. And remember, an electric toothbrush doesn’t need to be high tech or the fanciest option. Just pick one that is comfortable in your hand and makes brushing your teeth easy and simple.

Dr. Kurt Hulse and his team at Hulse Dental focus on making sure you have what you need to make your dental care routine as easy and comfortable as possible. Routine family dentistry, crowns, fillings, teeth whitening and Invisalign are all available at this dentist office in Onalaska, WI. Visit our website to learn more about us or simply call Hulse Dental at 608.783.1306 or email us to make an appointment that fits into your schedule.

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