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How To Purchase A Toothbrush That Will Work!

Posted on August 14th, 2018

When you’re considering the type of toothbrush you want to purchase for yourself, you may realize that the guidelines you have come up with aren’t necessarily in line with the suggestions we would likely offer for effective dental hygiene. Perhaps you’ve been making assumptions for many years about the type of bristles that are best for teeth cleansing. Maybe you simply gravitate toward a brush that looks beautiful and impressive. Not to worry! Our Saxonburg, PA practice can clear up the details lickety split, so you know for sure you’re making a wise selection as you pick up your new toothbrush every three to four months!

Check If It’s ADA Approved

If you wish someone could just give you a bit of an extra nudge when it comes to selecting your toothbrush, you may wish to lean on the advice of the American Dental Association (ADA) a little bit. How to do so? Well, when you’re looking at brushes in the dental hygiene aisle of the store you frequent, you will notice that some brush packages display something that says ADA Seal of Acceptance. This means that the toothbrush has actually gone through testing, so you know that it’s going to get the job done well with protecting you from things like decay and gingivitis!

Pay Attention To Bristle Softness

Don’t ignore that little note on the packages of the toothbrushes you’re looking at. It might say “firm” or “soft” or “medium.” The only one you want to toss into your cart before you leave the dental hygiene aisle is one that says “soft.” Anything else is going to be too rough on your teeth (it can erode your enamel over time) or too hard on your gums (care that’s too aggressive can cause the recession of your gum tissue). Stick with soft.

Think About The Size

Our team wants you to keep in mind that you don’t want a brush that’s too small for you or too big for you. You really want one that’s “just right.” How do you know how to figure this detail out? Well, you want to be able to hold it comfortably, guide it over your teeth easily, and get into every last part of your mouth without straining your jaw joints. Visualize using the brush during dental hygiene sessions to help you make your selection.

Make Easy Dental Hygiene Choices With Our Tips

If you need advice for your dental hygiene to ensure you’re purchasing effective products, all it takes is asking us questions during your visit! Receive comprehensive, comfortable personalized dental care in Saxonburg, PA by contacting Saxonburg Dental Care today at (724) 352-4440.

Written by Dr. Sepich

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