We all know that brushing and flossing your teeth every single day is imperative to ideal oral health. You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. In addition, knowing how to choose a toothbrush that will best aid you in your fight against decay is important, so Dr. Aaron Ivanhoe and our team are thrilled to give you tips.
The bristles of your new toothbrush should be soft or extra soft. Avoid toothbrushes whose bristles are medium or hard, as these can damage your tooth enamel. In addition, choose a toothbrush whose bristles are of varied lengths. This allows your brush to clean deep grooves of the teeth easily and thoroughly.
Your toothbrush’s head should be small enough that it can reach all areas of your mouth so that you can achieve a thorough clean.
Other factors are dependent on your preferences when you choose your toothbrush. For example, toothbrush heads come in various shapes, from oval to rectangular. Choose the shape that feels the most comfortable when you brush.
For more information about choosing a toothbrush and to book your next routine cleaning appointment with our orthodontist in Glendale, Arizona, call New Image Dentistry & Orthodontics at 623-825-9445 today.