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A Toothbrush to Suit Your Smile

Hard as it may be to believe, not all toothbrushes are created equal, just as no two smiles are alike!

Brushing your teeth may seem like a very simple matter, but having the right tool for the job can make a world of difference.

What Are Your Dental Needs?

In choosing a toothbrush, the first thing you need to consider is what the task at hand is:

  • How many teeth do you have?
  • Are your teeth very sensitive?
  • Have you been diagnosed with gum disease?
  • Do you wear braces?
  • Is holding a toothbrush difficult or painful for you?

All these factors play into selecting the right kind of toothbrush.

Many Brushes to Choose From!

Toothbrushes come in different textures and sizes. Don’t pick one that’s too big or else it could be hard for it to reach all of your teeth. Brushes with hard bristles should be avoided, as these can be too harsh on gums. You might reach for an extra-soft toothbrush if you have sensitive teeth.

Power toothbrushes are excellent for getting a little extra cleaning oomph around braces or teeth affected by gum disease. They’re also ideal for people who have trouble manipulating a toothbrush by hand.

Brush Your Way to Better Oral Health

The kind of toothbrush you use isn’t the only thing that matters, but the way you use it also makes a difference. Brushing too hard can cause your gums to recede. Aggressive brushing could also wear at your teeth.

You can find out more information by consulting your local dental office. Keep regular appointments there to ensure that your toothbrush and brushing techniques are working for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Pleasant Plains Dental
5850 W Hwy 74 #135
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 815-5513

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