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What To Look For In A Toothbrush

If you are looking for an experienced and caring family dentist in Naperville, IL, look no further than Advance Family Dental Care. Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi provides a range of services and patient education for your family.

In addition to coming to our office for regular care, it is helpful to be knowledgeable about proper oral hygiene at home.

How To Choose A Good Toothbrush

There are numerous toothbrush models available for purchase--the choice of which type to use is up to the patient. However, there are some aspects you should consider when choosing what kind of toothbrush to use.

In general, the head of a toothbrush should be small enough so that you can maneuver it onto all parts of your teeth, but not too small so that it is ineffective at removing plaque. The bristles of the toothbrush should be soft enough to clean your teeth, but firm enough to not damage your gums.

If you are trying to choose between manual and electric toothbrushes, consider these points:

Electric Toothbrushes

These toothbrushes can remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes. So it is good for those who have trouble reaching all areas of the mouth with a manual toothbrush. However, this type of brush can be less effective than manual ones at removing plaque build-up along the gum line.

Electric toothbrushes do not provide as much stimulation to the gums and muscles in the mouth as manual toothbrushes, which may lead to receding gums. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, this may not be the best option.

What To Look Out For

Your family dentist in Naperville, IL, recommends buying a toothbrush with the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval This seal ensures standards have been met.

If you have trouble using a manual toothbrush, consider purchasing a power-assisted or rechargeable electric toothbrush.

For children's toothbrushes, smaller heads and soft bristles closely spaced together can make it easier to clean their mouth effectively. To further encourage your child to brush, look for a toothbrush adorned with their favorite character or color.

When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months, or whenever the bristles become frayed and worn. The best time to replace your toothbrush is after you have had a cold or other illness, as it can help prevent reinfection.

Visit your family dentist in Naperville, IL, at Advance Family Dental Care. Dr. Zomorrodi can help your household maintain good oral hygiene. Call us at (630) 357-2332 for an appointment today.

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