When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, there are a lot of options. At Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS we encourage our patients to ask us what toothbrush works best for your teeth.
Toothbrushes that have a small head will help you to clean the hard-to-reach places of your mouth. If you have a larger mouth than a full-sized head is better suited for you. We advise our patients to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles as they are gentler on your teeth and gums.
The need for an electric toothbrush depends on how well you brush your teeth. Electric toothbrushes rotate the bristles faster and produce more vibrations to remove plaque lot more efficiently. Although they are more expensive, if chosen a right electric brush like Rotadent, can help you not to scratch your enamel away, not to make your teeth sensitive or to let your gum receed. It can also help if you have a dexterity problem or have trouble brushing in general. Traditional brushes work fine for cleaning your teeth as long asyou are using soft bristeles and know how to brush in the gums. Rotadent also comes with a flosiing brush so you can really keep your mouth healthy.
Don’t forget to change your toothbrush every 3 months for the most effective clean. Practicing good oral hygiene is the most important thing for healthy teeth. We want you to always have your best smile!
Dr. Dipika Shah, Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, operates at 723 N Beers St, Suite 2F, Holmdel, New Jersey, 07733-1512. To schedule an appointment, call 732-264-8180 or visit Dentist NJ and fill out a contact form.