Brushing your teeth twice a day is vital to good oral health care! The question is are you using the best toothbrush for you? How do you evaluate a toothbrush and what should you be looking for?
At ToothMatters, we agree that a soft-bristled toothbrush is the best solution for removing plaque and debris from the surface of your teeth. Another helpful tip when selecting your toothbrush is to pick one with a small head. They can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth! Comfort is also key. Pick a shape and size that is best-suited for you. You may find it helpful to have a non-slip grip on your toothbrush. Many people enjoy using a powered toothbrush which can help clean teeth, especially for those who need help with dexterity.
Remember your toothbrush should be replaced when it shows signs of wear or every three months. If you’ve had a cold, it is also a good time to replace your toothbrush to help eliminate reinfection.
For more helpful dental care tips for you and your family, contact us your family dentist in Richmond Hill – ToothMatters!
– Dr. Gao