When you are on the lookout for the perfect toothbrush, it is important you know what you are looking for. It is not as simple as just going out to the drug store and picking one in your favorite color.
You have a lot of choices out there, which makes it a lot more difficult of a choice than many people realize. Here are a few tips to help you get the right toothbrush for your own needs.
Looking at the Specifics of the ToothbrushThere are a few parts of the toothbrush that you need to think about when you go out toothbrush shopping. First, there is the head. The shape of the head usually only dictates what the toothbrush can do, not how well it will work. That is more dependent on the skill of the handler.
Make sure the shape you pick will be comfortable in your mouth. Second, there are the bristles. You want soft bristles so they do not cause damage to your teeth or your gums.
Third, if you go with a traditional toothbrush or an electric toothbrush is totally up to you. If you struggle with your manual dexterity or struggle to hold a toothbrush for any reason, electric is definitely the way to go.
Finally, you want to pick out one that feels comfortable in your hand. If you find a toothbrush that can check off these qualifications, then it should be ideal for what you need.
If you are not sure what type of toothbrush is ideal for you or your needs, then ask us at your next appointment. We can show you what we look for, and explain to you what would be best for your mouth. We are always here to help, so call on us any time you have any type of an oral health question.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (208) 391-8554 today.