Tips On Choosing The Right Toothbrush

Keeping great dental hygiene is all about knowing how to properly take care of your teeth. Choosing the right toothbrush is a large part of that. Being able to maintain proper dental hygiene can be greatly affected by the toothbrush that you choose to use on a daily basis. Below, we will be going over some of the top tips for choosing the right toothbrush.

Tips For Choosing The Right Toothbrush:

1. Sensitivity.

The main thing that you are likely going to want to factor into your toothbrush decision will be the level of sensitivity you have while brushing. It is known that brushing teeth with too much force is the number one cause of heightened tooth sensitivity.

While many assume that brushing harder is better to clean teeth, it can actually cause irreparable harm. For this reason, hard bristled toothbrushes are not recommended for those that brush too hard because they can cause all sorts of problems including receding gums and even worn down enamel.

Losing enamel is what results in heightened tooth sensitivity because it leaves your tooth’s dentin exposed. Thus, when choosing a toothbrush, soft is always going to be best. Soft bristles are just as effective as medium or hard bristles for cleaning your teeth.

2. Special Conditions (Braces).

If you have any sort of special conditions, you are going to want to be sure to choose the appropriate toothbrush.

For instance, if you are someone that wears braces, you will want to opt for a soft bristle electric toothbrush because it can help to reduce the amount of plaque you have on your teeth versus using a manual toothbrush.

Brushing teeth with braces can be difficult and having the added help of an electric toothbrush can prove to be valuable for someone in the position of dealing with these sort of obstacles.

3. Teeth Grinding.

If you are someone that grinds your teeth at night, you will want to opt for even softer bristles (extra soft) when buying a toothbrush. Teeth grinding and clenching is something that affects a lot of people around the globe. Grinding your teeth is something that can result in significant pressure being placed on your jaw and your teeth.

Because this can wear down your teeth alone, you want to be sure to choose a toothbrush that is not going to add to the damage. Those that grind their teeth likely already experience heightened teeth sensitivity as a direct result of the grinding. Thus, you will want to opt for an extra soft-bristled toothbrush to help avoid further damage.

4. Limited Mobility.

If you are someone that has limited mobility or even a condition like arthritis, you are always going to be better off opting for an electric toothbrush.

An electric toothbrush is generally a great option for a lot of people, but especially those that cannot brush properly on their own and/or those that struggle with brushing due to certain diseases or conditions they may have.

Overall, there is much to consider when it comes to choosing the right toothbrush to optimize your dental care.

Tips On Choosing The Right Toothbrush was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Farnham Dentistry