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October 15, 2018

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

tooth brushing tips

Looking for a new toothbrush? When it comes to deciding on the best new toothbrush, we understand it could be confusing with so many options out there. But don’t worry! Bluewater Dental will help you by providing expert tooth brushing tips. 

It is considered such an important choice, do you go with electric or manual, or maybe an eco-friendly one? Should you be choosing a toothbrush with hard or soft bristles? After working with a range of patients, we have lots of experience in providing completely unique advice depending on the state of their dental health.

Tooth Brushing Tips from Bluewater Dental

disposable toothbrushes in pot

Choose the right toothbrush with help from Bluewater.

Manual Toothbrush

  • To get the most out of a manual or disposable toothbrush it is a good idea to choose one with soft bristles. If you were to choose a toothbrush with hard bristles, there would be more chance that it would wear down enamel or gum tissue. However, opting for a toothbrush with softer bristles lets you apply as much pressure needed and will still only remove a certain layer of plaque. Of course, you can always go for a toothbrush with a medium density of bristles if you are used to a harder brush. You want to make sure your teeth are clean not cause damage to your mouth!
  • Another thing to look for if you’re choosing a new disposable toothbrush is one that feels and fits well in your mouth. If the brush head is too big it won’t be able to reach the back corners of your mouth and your molars, therefore not giving your teeth a proper clean! Also – make sure the handle is comfortable to hold.
  • The most valuable of our tooth brushing tips is to make sure you are changing up your toothbrush regularly, it’s necessary to get a new toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
electric toothbrushes

Manual toothbrushes are just as good as electric ones!

Electric Toothbrush

  • Though there have been studies that have shown both electric and disposable toothbrushes are just as effective as each other, many people still prefer having electric toothbrushes.
  • This is often because of the timing option that most electric brushes have. It allows you to set a timer so you know you’ve brushed your teeth for 2 minutes. If you are guilty of not brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day, an electric toothbrush with a timer is an ideal choice!
  • Of course, there are many different styles and brands of electric toothbrushes on the market, making it easier to think that they are better to use than manual ones. Remember, you still need to replace the head of electric toothbrushes!

When deciding between the two most appropriate brushes, weigh up the pros and cons. If you are still undecided, a Renfrew dentist from Bluewater Dental will be more than happy to help.

We love sharing our dental advice with existing and new patients, and so, take a look at our last post to find out more about changing your bad dental habits!

Turn to the Bluewater Dental team when it’s time for your next check up appointment!