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Types of Toothbrushes to Avoid

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Brushing your teeth every day is a necessary process for maintaining healthy oral hygiene. And while selecting a toothbrush is far from hard, there are certain things to avoid for your own good. We will be going over aspects of toothbrushes that we recommend you steer clear of. Technically, you could use these and still practice good oral hygiene, but there isn't any real reason to! Hard-Bristled Toothbrushes The recommended universal style of toothbrush has soft, rounded bristles as this gently cleans your teeth thoroughly. The danger with hard or even medium bristles is that they can strip away your tooth enamel due to how harsh they are on your teeth. Cleaning your teeth is more akin to cleaning your smartphone screen rather than using a scratchpad on dirty dishes! Block Headed Toothbrushes One of the hardest spots to clean in your mouth is the very back of your teeth where your molars are. You can make this easier on yourself by skipping the traditional “blockheaded” toothbrushes and instead opting for a diamond headed one instead. This will make your brushing session more efficient and thorough- and who doesn't want that? Toothbrushes That Are The Wrong Size For You One of the best ways to make cleaning anything easier on yourself is ergonomics- this applies to your teeth as well. If you are using a tiny, short toothbrush, then that is an unnecessary burden. A toothbrush that easily fits in your hand will make all the difference in your brushing experience; you will be able to reach those hard-to-get molars easier and more comfortably. Similarly, using a head that is too large is also a burden and makes it more difficult to maneuver around your mouth. If you would like to follow up on your oral hygiene, don't be afraid to schedule a check-up! Getting an appointment booked is as easy as giving our office a call....
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