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3 Tips for Purchasing a Toothbrush

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How much time do you spend deciding which toothbrush you are about to purchase? If you’re like most people, you probably spend a few seconds or a minute at max. They all look the same, so why bother?

However, the truth is that the type of toothbrush you pick can make a huge difference to your oral health. Everything needs to be taken into account, from the shape of the bristles to the size of the brush head, to ensure that you’re getting the best toothbrush for yourself.

Tips You Should Consider When Purchasing Your Next Toothbrush

  • Look for Soft Bristles: If you’ve ever paid attention to the packaging of a toothbrush, you may have noticed a label that states either hard, medium, soft, or extra soft. Ideally, you should always opt for soft-bristled toothbrushes unless specifically recommended another type of bristle by your dentist. Soft bristles are effective enough to thoroughly clean your teeth without damaging the enamel.
     
  • Choose a Brush Head According to Your Mouth: Since people tend to have different jaw sizes, toothbrushes also come in different head sizes to suit them. Therefore, choosing a brush head size according to your mouth is important. Generally, the regular-sized toothbrush is suitable for most people. However, if you have a particularly large jaw, you may need a larger brush to reach the nook and crannies of your mouth.
     
  • ADA Seal: Not all good brushes have an ADA Seal. This is because a manufacturer has to opt to get an ADA approval specifically. However, all brushes with an ADA seal are approved by the American Dental Association to be effective and safe. Therefore, it is a good idea to opt for a toothbrush with an ADA Seal instead of experimenting with a toothbrush that may or may not be effective.

If you’re still confused about which toothbrush you should buy, you can always consult with your dentist. If you live in Auburn Hills, Garden Plain, Goddard, or Shulte, consider visiting Auburn Family Dental for regular dental checkups and to address any oral concerns that you may have.

Posted on Jan 10, 2022
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