Your Ithaca Dentist Wants to Find the Brush that Fits You!
There are so many different kinds of toothbrushes at the store that it may be hard to decide which one to get. Does the big, bulky one do more work? Is it more comfortable? What about the electric brush? Just because it’s electric, does that make better? It may look like there are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to picking the best brush, which is why your Ithaca Dentist is here to talk about the right brush.
While “the bigger, the better” is a popular phrase that relates to many things, toothbrushes aren’t one of them. Actually, the smaller the brush head, the better! Your mouth isn’t that big of a space, and if your toothbrush head is clunky and big, then the bristles won’t be able to reach all of parts of your mouth. This means you’re not getting an affective brush and you’re not brushing all of your teeth. This can cause cavities on your teeth in the back that aren’t properly being cleaned. When it comes to the handle, it should be long enough and comfortable enough to your liking.
Now that you’ve picked the size of your brush and its head, your next focus are the bristles. If you’re a vigorous brusher, you’ll have to restrain yourself from now on! Brushing your teeth in an aggressive manner can do damage to your gums and enamel, which can cause a sore mouth or bleeding. You’ll want soft bristles to go with your soft brushing. You’re supposed to brush your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning and at night, but brushing fast and hard for a shorter amount of time isn’t doing the same work. The softer the bristles and the brush, the better work you’re doing on taking care of your teeth properly.
If you’re still stuck on choosing the right brush, don’t be afraid to ask your dentist! They’re the professionals and can tell you the best brand brush to get so you can keep your teeth in top shape. Dr. Comisi, your Ithaca Dentist, wants you to have the best smile you can, and that starts with your toothbrush. Call (607) 272-3433 or click here to make an appointment or consultation today!