What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use?

What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use?

If you do a quick internet search to find out what kind of toothbrush is best for your teeth, you’ll find that most of the advice out there comes from toothbrush manufacturers, who have a vested interest in getting you to purchase the toothbrush they manufacture. For this reason, it’s important to go to the experts. In this case, that’s your dentist or the American Dental Association (ADA). In this blog post, we’ll share the ADA’s recommendations so you can make the most informed decision – and ensure your teeth last as long as possible.

Manual Toothbrushes

Despite the claims of electric toothbrush manufacturers, manual toothbrushes can be both safe and effective. When choosing a manual toothbrush, consider the following: 

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric or powered toothbrushes are also effective at removing plaque and preventing cavities. For those who have difficulty using a manual toothbrush due to problems with dexterity, for example, electric toothbrushes may be more effective. When choosing a powered toothbrush, consider the following: 

Other Factors to Consider

Which toothbrush you select is just one component of great oral health. In order to prevent cavities and preserve your teeth, replace your toothbrush every three or four months – or sooner if you can see visible wear and tear on the bristles. 

Brush your teeth at least two times every day and floss between your teeth at least once every day. This helps remove plaque from areas your toothbrush can’t reach. 

Schedule a cleaning and exam at your dental office every six months to identify and treat any issues early. This can help prevent tooth loss and preserve your teeth for as long as possible. 

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more or get started, find your local Ideal Dental office today to schedule a visit with our caring team.