Are you using the wrong toothbrush?

Does size matter when picking out your tootbrush?  Some people think you can buy just any old toothbrush on the market, but there are many different factors to consider when buying a toothbrush.  If you have to open your mouth too wide to get the toothbrush in then you are using a toothbrush that is too big for you.  Toothbrush sizes vary from compact to full head.  Some people may even prefer the youth or child sized brushes.

What about the bristles? Should you use hard, medium or soft?

According to the Oral-B Website:  “Most dentists recommend soft-bristled toothbrushes, and extra-soft bristled toothbrushes for anyone who has sensitive teeth or gums, or is recovering from a dental procedure. Some people simply prefer soft bristles. But many people who don’t have sensitive teeth or gums prefer firmer bristles because they believe them to be more effective for removing plaque and stains from the teeth, though that is not the case. Effective toothbrushing can be accomplished with soft and extra-soft bristles.”

At Brogdon Dental we feel that if you choose the toothbrush that feels right for you, then you will probably use it more often, leading to better oral care…and that’s what’s it all about.

So chose the toothbrush that’s most comfortable for you and use it every day!


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