Going shopping for a toothbrush can be overwhelming. There are so many different options that it can be next to impossible to guess which toothbrush is the best one for you. For starters, you should opt for a toothbrush that fits well in your hand with a head size suitable for your mouth. Beyond the general fit, the next biggest concern is the bristles.
It may seem like hard bristles are the best choice for getting your teeth clean. After all, hard bristles let you put more pressure on your teeth as you scrub the plaque from the surface. However, hard bristles cause gum recession, tooth sensitivity, break down the natural enamel and gum bleeding. A soft-bristled toothbrush is recommended for getting your teeth clean, as it doesn’t cause the same problems that hard bristles can.
For help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and more, make an appointment with a dentist at University Associates in Dentistry. Call our Chicago office at (312) 704-5511 for an appointment and to learn more about our services, including dental implants and denture replacement.