Buying Your Next Toothbrush

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To protect your oral health, you should replace your toothbrush—or at least it’s head for electric toothbrushes—every three to four months? Have you heard that choosing the right toothbrush can help you protect your oral health? If you would like to learn more about the perks and disadvantages of different toothbrushes, please continue reading.

Effectiveness: The most important thing you can do for your smile is brush and floss every day. Your toothbrush should allow you to easily reach all of your teeth. A head that is too large may make your toothbrush hard to maneuver. You should also consider the hardness of your bristles. For most people, soft-bristled toothbrushes are the safest choice. Using harder bristles could damage your gums if you brush too vigorously.

Expert recommendation: We recommend finding a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Approval. If a toothbrush has this seal, the bristles won’t fall out, the handle will survive normal use, and the toothbrush will safely and effectively reduce plaque build-up. In electric toothbrushes, this seal means that the toothbrush is safe for the teeth and your mouth. 

Cost: Cost is an important factor when choosing a toothbrush. Typically, electric toothbrushes are more expensive than a manual toothbrush. In addition to the initial expense, the head of an electric toothbrush will also need to be replaced about every four months. However, if an electric toothbrush helps you improve your oral health, you may save money in dental bills.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with our team, or if you would like to learn more about how you can choose your perfect toothbrush.