How To Find the Best Toothbrush

How To Find the Best Toothbrush

If you’re shopping for a new toothbrush, learn how to find the best toothbrush in this blog from Sedation Dental Care at Raleigh.

What Should You Consider When Finding A Toothbrush?

Brushing your teeth is an essential part of your daily oral care routine, and selecting the right toothbrush is essential in protecting your teeth. The best toothbrush depends on a variety of things that are unique to you.

When determining which toothbrush is right for you, you should consider your dental needs. All brushes share certain universal features, but there are specific toothbrushes available to ensure they fulfill each user’s needs. Here are some tips you can use to find a brush that does the job while still addressing your specific dental concerns.

What Type Of Toothbrush Is Better: Manual Or Electric?

If used adequately, manual toothbrushes can keep your mouth clean and healthy. However, electric toothbrushes may be more convenient for you for these reasons:

  • Easy to use

  • Built-in timer

  • Brushes thoroughly

  • Variety of cleaning modes

  • More strokes to clean your teeth

  • Does not require major hand movement

  • Controls the pressure your put on your teeth and gums

Why Does The Size Of Your Toothbrush Matter? 

The purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove the bacteria and plaque that accumulate in all areas of your mouth. Finding the right size for each part of the brush matters so that you can brush thoroughly and adequately. Something you want to consider regarding the size of your brush is whether or not the toothbrush has a long-enough handle so you can comfortably brush your teeth for 2 minutes. You should also make sure the head of the toothbrush is small enough to reach all corners of your mouth.

Did You Know Hard Bristles Can Potentially Hurt Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth too hard can potentially mean consequences for your oral health. Tooth enamel is a very hard substance in the human body. However, it can get worn away by brushing your teeth too aggressively. Applying too much pressure may over time lead to tooth erosion which cannot repair itself once it suffers significant damage. You may experience increased dental sensitivity and a greater risk of cavities.

Over-aggressive brushing can cause the gum tissue to draw back, or gum recession. If the gum recession progresses far enough, the roots of your teeth may become exposed. This complication will put you at a greater risk of tooth decay. If you apply a lot of pressure whenever you brush your teeth, you should consider a soft- or medium-bristle toothbrush to be safe.

What Are Recommendations For People With Sensitive Teeth And Gums?

Sensitive teeth and gums can make brushing your teeth uncomfortable. Changing your toothbrush is an essential step. The goal is to find the best toothbrush for sensitive teeth that will get your mouth sparkling clean while not causing you any discomfort.  Electric brushes with programmable modes or sensitive bristles can help you by making toothbrushing a more comfortable experience.  A built-in pressure sensor can protect sensitive teeth and gums by alerting you when you are over-aggressively brushing your teeth.

How Can Your Dentist Help You Choose the Right Toothbrush?

You might not be able to go toothbrush shopping with your dentist, but you can always ask your dentist for a recommendation. At Sedation Dental Care in Raleigh, NC, our experts are glad to guide you through the process. If you have teeth and gum sensitivity, our professionals can help you find an adequate solution unique to your needs.

 When To See The Professionals At Sedation Dental Care

We want to help you achieve your best, brightest, and healthiest smile. Consider our expert dental care if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Sudden and progressive tooth pain

  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold

  • Abscess or pimple on the gums

  • Swelling and tenderness around the affected tooth

  • Discoloration of the affected tooth

If you’d like guidance on picking the right toothbrush or are ready for a professional cleaning or dental exam, call 919-783-9686 to make an appointment with Sedation Dental Care at Raleigh.

Dan Davidian, DDS

Dr. Dan Davidian received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UNC School of Dentistry and  trained at Ohio State in advanced Airway Management. He Trained at the Medical College of Georgia and received his IV sedation Certificate as well as additional Advanced Life Support Training. Dr. Davidian holds a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists: ICOI and has additional training in: complete cosmetic restorations and makeovers, mini-dental implant restoration and placement for denture stabilization, same-day implant placement and restoration, and cosmetic and neuromuscular rehabilitation. 

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