Which type of toothbrush is right for me?
By Gregory A. Rosecrans, DDS, PC
November 10, 2015
Category: Oral Procedures
Tags: Toothbrush  

Ever stare at the huge selection of toothbrushes in a store and wonder what the difference is between them all? As it turns out, different people have different needs in a toothbrush. Let Gentle Family Dentistry guide you towards picking the best brush for you. If you still Toothbrushhave questions afterwards, visit Dr. Gregory A. Rosecrans of Gentle Family Dentistry in Bay City, MI and have a professional dentist address your concerns.

Here are a few considerations in choosing your toothbrush:

Sizing
You'll want a toothbrush that can easily access all your teeth, so that you can clean them. If your toothbrush is too large, you may not be able to maneuver it to reach places like the back of your mouth. And if you have a small mouth, you may wish to pick up a kid's toothbrush even if you're an adult! So test out a range of sizes and see what works best. Or ask your Bay City, MI dentist, who will have recommendations for you.

Bristles
Toothbrushes can have harder or softer bristles. What's best for you will depend on how hard you brush your teeth. For instance, if you brush very vigorously, hard bristles could in fact damage your gums and cause them to recede. On the other hand, an overly soft brush may not clean your teeth effectively. Again, if you have concerns, visit your dentist's office in Bay City, MI, where Dr. Rosecrans can determine how effectively you are cleaning your teeth.

Manual or electric?
Good news: so long as used properly, both are equally effective for cleaning your teeth! So pick whichever fits your lifestyle and preferences the best. If you have motor problems or limited mobility, for instance, it might be much easier for you to use an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be more expensive, however, so take your budget into account.

Have more questions about brushing your teeth? Visit Gentle Family Dentistry in Bay City, MI, today. Or pick up the phone and call (989) 892-7832 to make an appointment today!

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