There’s no doubt about it. You are pretty sure that you’re supposed to be shopping with some criteria in mind that will help you pick up a toothbrush that protects your oral health, rather than only sort of cleaning your teeth or actually causing you problems. The thing is, you don’t necessarily know what that list of guidelines includes, so when you’re seeking out dental hygiene items, the process can feel somewhat confusing at best, if not downright frustrating. Our Columbia, TN team understands and is happy to remind you that we have answers for everything you need! Translation: We can give you the simple details you’re hoping to gather up!
Rely On The American Dental Association
Of course, coming in and relying on the advice of our team is mainly what will guide you in your dental care journey, even when it comes to figuring out which toothbrush to select for your oral health! With that said, remember that you can also rely on the findings and suggestions of the American Dental Association (ADA) for many questions that come up. In terms of your toothbrush choices for optimal dental hygiene, check the packaging to find an ADA Seal of Acceptance. This lets you know the brush has been rigorously tested and will work.
Always Make The Same Bristle Choice
A common question we receive from patients is what types of bristles to choose. Should they be soft? Doesn’t a harder bristle mean better cleansing? We understand the dilemma and the confusion over trusting logic versus what really works for optimal dental hygiene. In this case, we suggest you only use soft bristles. Think about it! It’s not illogical, when you understand. If you use very hard bristles, you will scrape teeth and even damage your gums. With soft bristles, they are firm enough to thoroughly sweep away plaque and food (remember to floss, too!), but soft enough to not lead to irritated gums or eroded dental tissue.
Find One That “Fits” You
Fit is actually an important factor with your toothbrush. Sure, your brush may check off every other item on your list for important characteristics. However, if it doesn’t fit in your hand or your mouth as well as it should, then you may miss plaque. This makes for less than stellar dental hygiene. Do your best to choose something that fits with you physically (and, of course, something that fits your general preferences), so you have the best experiencing avoiding tooth decay that you possibly can!
Seek Our Advice For Smile Products
Come in for your dental checkups with questions about how your smile is doing and also feel free to ask us about dental hygiene products! Bring up anything you need more information about for optimal smile knowledge! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.