Choosing The Right Toothbrush For You

Choosing a toothbrush seems like a simple task, but there are so many different kinds. Thankfully, if you follow this general guideline, you are sure to choose one that will enhance your oral health. Dr. Kevin S. Midkiff, DDS of Lynchburg, VA is committed to helping his patients with their at-home oral care for life-long healthy mouths.

A huge and noticeable difference between toothbrushes is that some are electric and some are manual. Studies have shown that manual toothbrushes do just as good of a job cleaning teeth as electric ones, so pick whichever one you are most comfortable with. Keep in mind that for those who have difficulty using their hands, electric toothbrushes do most of the work.

Next, you want to look for a toothbrush with a small head. Larger heads are unnecessary and are difficult to move around the mouth. You do not want to end up missing spots because your toothbrush head is too big.

Speaking of the toothbrush heads, the bristles are next. Choose a toothbrush that says it has medium bristles. Bristles that are too stiff can actually harm your teeth and gums. Do not choose a soft one unless directed to by your dentist.

Just like that, you are prepared for your next trip down the toothbrush aisle. For more help with dental hygiene, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin S. Midkiff, DDS of Lynchburg, VA. To schedule, call our office at (434) 239-8133 or visit our website, www.kevinmidkiffdds.com.