Sometimes, all it takes to make important changes in your life (or to realize that things are surprisingly on track) is to reflect for a moment! When we’re talking about your smile, of course, reflecting on different areas of your smile protection, dental care, dental hygiene, and more will help you make movement toward success, whether you’re giving yourself a pat on the back or making little tweaks to usual habits for more effective care. Today, our Southlake, TX team’s topic is all about toothbrush knowledge! Think you’ve got it all sorted out? Worried you may need some help? Let’s run through the details that will ensure you’ve got it all working in your favor!
Do You Figure Any Toothbrush Works?
Patients frequently assume that any toothbrush will do for dental hygiene! We wonder: Do you share this belief? Or, do you already know that it’s important to choose the right brush for your smile and oral health needs? If you’ve already caught on to this information, then let this be a quick review for you. Remember that just any old brush won’t quite provide you with the optimal cleansing power your smile needs to remain in excellent health! Instead, keep the following in mind:
- ADA approval is very beneficial (approval by the American Dental Association)
- A brush you like is important (otherwise, you won’t necessarily feel like brushing)
- A brush that you can hold and maneuver easily throughout your mouth is key!
What Do You Know About The Electric Vs. Manual Debate?
Ask us about whether you should select an electric brush or a manual toothbrush during your next dental checkup and you may be surprised by our answer: You may choose either! Yep, your dental hygiene can be performed completely and effectively with a powered brush or the old-fashioned variety. It’s all about taking the time and putting in the bit of effort required to ensure you’re thoroughly cleansing your teeth and gums! Of course, we will be happy to discuss which may work best for you during your next visit.
How Firm Should Brush Bristles Be?
Avoiding problems with your oral health that can lead to a requirement of receiving restorative care is heavily dependent on how well you protect your teeth and gums. You may guess that as long as you’re brushing and flossing (and seeing us), you’re doing a good job. However, there are some toothbrush details to consider!
Get Up To Date On Care Details
Let us know if you feel you are unsure about or behind on information regarding your dental hygiene and the items you should be selecting for your smile’s health! Get in touch with us soon for a checkup. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.