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What to Look for When Buying a Toothbrush

At River Valley Smile Center, we understand that choosing the right toothbrush for your individual needs is an important part of achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. While toothbrush shopping may seem like an easy task, there are several important things to consider before you buy.

When shopping for a toothbrush, look for one with soft bristles. Hard bristles can actually damage your teeth and gums. Make sure that the bristles are spaced widely enough so they can easily access between teeth, as well as areas near your gum line. To prevent damage, a toothbrush should not be used with too much force when brushing.

The size of your toothbrush should be comfortable to hold and appropriate for the size of your mouth. If you have smaller teeth and mouth, it may be wise to buy a smaller toothbrush head, so you can easily maneuver around the tooth and access hard to reach areas. The handle should be large enough that it can easily be held and maneuvered by your hand.

If you’re looking for an electric toothbrush, consider the design and size of the head and bristles, as well as how easy it is to use. Many electric toothbrushes come with replaceable heads, so you don’t have to replace the entire toothbrush when the head wears out. Many of them also have extra features such as built-in timers, or brushes with specific features to help remove stains.

Choose a toothbrush with an ergonomic handle design. Ergonomic handles make it easier to hold and use without fatigue or strain. Also, look for toothbrushes with built-in indicators that help you know when it’s time to replace yours. Most dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months.

Finally, make sure to pay attention to the type of toothbrush you choose. Choose one made with biodegradable materials for a more environmentally friendly option. Additionally, some are designed with antibacterial materials, to reduce the amount of bacteria on your brush and provide better cleaning power.

At the River Valley Smile Center, our staff is here to help you choose the perfect toothbrush for your oral hygiene needs. Stop in today to get the perfect one to keep your smile looking and feeling its best!

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