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As you brush your teeth every morning and every night, it is important to use the most effective and safest toothbrush, but how do you know if your brush is the right toothbrush for your smile? Well, we are happy to help you! If your brush has the following characteristics, it is a great choice for your teeth, gums, and entire oral cavity:

Bristle type: A soft-bristled toothbrush is one that will thoroughly and effectively clean your teeth and protect your gums. Many believe that a hard-bristled toothbrush is likely to do the job, but that is simply not true. A soft-bristled toothbrush will remove the plaque and debris from your smile and it will give you the best chance at having a strong and successful oral health.

Toothbrush size: Make sure your toothbrush fits comfortably in your mouth. Generally, a toothbrush with a half-inch wide and one-inch tall head is a great choice. For effective cleaning, you can also use a brush with a non-slip grip and a dome-style bristle type. If you aren’t sure if a manual toothbrush is better than an electric toothbrush, your preference in brush is all that matters. As long as your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and your gums are healthy and strong, either brush will work just fine.

ADA approval: It is best to use a brush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. With this stamp of approval, you know that your brush will deeply and effectively clean your oral cavity in a safe and comforting way.

If you would like to know more about the best toothbrush for your specific situation, we encourage you to call our office and schedule an appointment with our dentist. Our dentist is happy to help you find the best tools that will help you reach the healthy and beautiful smile you have always wanted!