How to Pick the Perfect Toothbrush

Brushing Teeth CorrectlyWhen it comes to everyday oral health, nothing is quite as important as brushing your teeth after every meal or at least twice a day. However, with so many different types of toothbrushes and brands on the market, it can be hard to choose an option that will give you the best results possible. From understanding the correct shape of toothbrush that will fit your needs to the right pressure and consistency, this article will discuss some of the things you should be looking for in a toothbrush the next time you hit the drugstore. Read on to learn more.


When it comes to the shape of your toothbrush, you are going to want to look at your basic dental needs and desires. For instance, if you are looking for a toothbrush to just give your teeth a basic clean, then a generic toothbrush with bristles straight across can do the trick. Whereas if you have a large mouth and you can’t seem to always reach your back molars, then you should look for a toothbrush that is shaped in a way where it can get those hard to reach places.

Pressure and Consistency

When you go down the toothbrush aisle at the drugstore or grocery store, you will notice that there are different types of bristles marked: extra soft, soft, and medium. Although you might think at first glance that this is referring to the size, it is actually referring to the consistency of the bristles and the amount of pressure they will apply to your teeth. For instance, if you are suffering from something like gum disease or receding gums, you are going to want an extra soft bristled brush that won’t add any additional pressure to your teeth or gums. Whereas if you have really strong teeth and enamel, then you may be fine using a medium toothbrush that will scrub your teeth with a little added pressure.

Take the best care of your teeth as possible by choosing the correct style of toothbrush for your mouth. If you would like to learn more about general dentistry questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nik Zalavadia, contact our office today!



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