How To Choose A New Toothbrush

toothbrushbrunetteAre you tired of the toothbrush you have been using? Perhaps you have noticed lately that your dental hygiene is not providing you with the clean, healthy-feeling teeth you expect. Or, maybe you are just a bit unsure about your options, so you grab the first product you see, cross your fingers, and hope for the best. Good news! Shopping for your smile can be easy and even enjoyable if you know what you’re doing. Lucky for you, we have some helpful suggestions ready to go.

Check Out Your Local Drugstore

Head out to your local drugstore when you’re ready to find a new toothbrush. This will ensure you have access to the greatest amount of options for your oral hygiene needs. Locate the dental hygiene aisle and behold! You have many choices (which we will help you narrow down for an easy shopping trip).

Pay Attention To Requirements

You need to pay attention to important dental hygiene requirements, so you purchase a toothbrush that is beneficial, rather than one that is so-so or that can potentially damage your smile. Ready? Keep the following in mind:

  • Only buy a brush if it has soft bristles. If the bristles are medium, firm, or any other variety of “hard,” you will want to skip it to protect your enamel and gum tissue.
  • Only purchase a brush that looks like you can hold it and move it comfortably.
  • Check the size of the toothbrush head. You should be able to easily clean your teeth without dealing with a head that’s too tiny – or one that doesn’t fit in your mouth with ease.
  • Trust your instincts and remember to smile. Buying a brush can be fun! Reach for a design and hue you enjoy and remember that you can always try something different next time, while you figure out what works for you.

Call Songbird Dental in Shrewsbury, MA, Today!

At Songbird Dental, we strive to help patients enjoy improved overall health and a higher quality of life with a comprehensive, personalized, and patient-centric focus to dental care. To learn more about our preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic dental services, schedule a consultation with Dr. Messina by calling Songbird Dental in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, at 508-842-8100.