Ready, Set, Brush | What Kind of Tooth Brush Should You Be Using

Did you know that some of your dental issues could be from the type of toothbrush you are using? Many people find this surprising. Whether you’re the type of person that spends a fortune on your toothbrush or the kind that buys one for a dollar at the pharmacy, you could still be damaging your gums and/or teeth. Today we want to further educate you on the types of toothbrushes that are currently on the market. Our goal is to pair you with the toothbrush that meets your individualistic dental needs. Of course, this blog post alone is not enough to understand the best dental tool for you. That is why we recommend you visit Bells Corners Family Dentistry for a cleaning and check-up. 

Toothbrushes for Sensitivity | Could Your Toothbrush be Too Gentle 

If you’re a frequent social media user, you may have come across the trending thousand bristle toothbrush. It’s visually appealing as it looks like you would be brushing your teeth with a cloud. It’s marketed as the softest toothbrush. What is not shared is that this toothbrush should only be used for specific sensitivity cases. Since the toothbrush is exceptionally soft and flexible, it does not have the power to remove the plaque that most toothbrushes do. This toothbrush is very gentle on the gums, but it is not recommended to use it alone to clean your teeth. If you do suffer from extreme sensitivity, we would recommend pairing it with another tool as well as flossing. 

Most Recommended Toothbrushes | Better Oral Hygiene

The most common toothbrush recommended to patients are toothbrushes that are soft-bristled and round-tipped. They are the safest choice for a standard patient. With medium and hard-bristled toothbrushes, you are potentially entering the world of damaged gums, weakened tooth enamel and exposed roots. You can find the recommended soft-bristled toothbrushes at practically any store for affordable prices. Since we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, this type of toothbrush is easy to swap out.  

Better, Faster, Stronger | Electric Toothbrushes 

The closest clean feeling you can get to the dentist’s office is from an electric toothbrush. While they are a more upfront costly option, they will last you longer and, in the long run, are more affordable with their replaceable heads. Like manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes have different bristles you can choose from, and many have different speeds for different gum sensitivities. An electric toothbrush also often includes a timer so that you can confirm your cleaning time is effective. 

Visiting us at Bells Corners Family Dentistry will mean you don’t have to guess which toothbrush would work best for you. We will recommend the best oral health practices and help you pick out the right toothbrush for you. Our team is here to book you and/or your family members today. If you’re a first-time visitor, we are currently offering a promotion that will give you a completely free teeth whitening session. So what are you waiting for? Book with us online today!