Choosing a toothbrush may seem mundane, but it’s actually a really big decision! Your toothbrush has to be just right in order to meet your dental needs. The bristles and head need to be the right size and toughness. That’s why Southern Cross Dental has provided this simple toothbrush guide. Drs. Faranak and Navid Rahimpour can recommend a toothbrush that’s right for you. Learn more at our office in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dentists recommend soft-bristled toothbrushes for everyday care. Using a harder brush may seem beneficial, but in reality, is doing more harm than good. The gums and enamel will become inflamed. This eventually leads to teeth sensitivity. A softer brush thoroughly cleans your mouth without damaging it.
The shape of the head is also important. It has to reach all areas while being large enough to clean the entirety of each tooth. Finding a compromise between the size and maneuverability is key. Just make sure you can reach the back molars without any discomfort.
Electric toothbrushes are a great investment as well. They guarantee your teeth are properly cleaned. Individuals trying to improve their dental health can really benefit from them. It helps you get into the habit of brushing for the full two minutes while being thorough.
It’s also important to change your toothbrush every 3 months or so. The bristles will start to wear down, making the toothbrush less effective. Do this even sooner after recovering from a cold or infection. Bacteria often nestle themselves into the bristles.
Drs. Faranak and Navid Rahimpour are available by appointment for dental examinations. If your 6-month appointment is coming up, contact Southern Cross Dental today. Our office is conveniently located in the Colorado Springs, CO, area. Schedule your appointment by visiting our website or calling 719-471-1717.