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Comprehensive Dentistry Information About Choosing The Right Toothbrush

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Are you using the right toothbrush? Not sure? Read on to find some useful tips from our Charlotte general dentists in selecting and utilizing the best and right toothbrush.

It is important for everyone to make sure that they are using the right toothbrush. However, there are so many choices on the market today, so it can be difficult to select the right one. Fortunately, there are a few guidelines that will make it easier for you to select the right toothbrush.

Our general dentists in South Charlotte recommend that you use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. These types of toothbrushes are best for removing debris and plaque. Harder toothbrushes can damage your gums, teeth and enamel. The toothbrush should also be able to reach every surface of your teeth and fit in your mouth comfortably. The bristles should go around the edges of your teeth and a little bit under the gum line. A smaller toothbrush is better for thoroughly cleaning the teeth and removing bacteria from the gum line. Proper brushing is essential for improving dental hygiene. Adults who have smaller mouths may benefit from using a children’s toothbrush.

You will need to replace your toothbrush once every three months or when the bristles begin to deteriorate. A toothbrush may have a color indicator that lets you know when it is time for you toothbrush to be replaced. You should also replace your toothbrush after you have been sick. You could possibly get re-infected with the illness if you use the same toothbrush. Additionally, you may want to consider using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can do a better job of improving dental hygiene. They are also a good choice for people who have arthritis or another problem that affects their arms or hands.

Even if you are using the right toothbrush, it is important for you to see your general South Charlotte dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Checkups and cleanings can prevent you from having dental problems in the future.