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Tips for Choosing Your New Toothbrush

A well-designed at home oral care routine is the foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile, and it all begins with the right toothbrush. While there is no single type of toothbrush that is best for every person, there are some basic guidelines that can help you make the right purchase for your needs. Here are some of the things you should consider when you are replacing your existing toothbrush.

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Try an Electric Toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes have become incredibly popular over the past several years, and they can help you establish an excellent cleaning routine for your teeth. Many electric toothbrushes have built-in timers to ensure that you are brushing long enough, and they do the scrubbing for you so that you do not develop the habit of abrasive brushing. Once you make the initial investment in an electric toothbrush, they are affordable to maintain with replaceable brush heads.

Choose a Brush Head That Fits Your Mouth
Whether you select a manual or electric model, you will find that toothbrushes come in all shapes and sizes. It is important to find one with a brush head that will fit comfortably into the tighter corners of your mouth and reach your back molars. Otherwise, you could be letting plaque and food particles eat away at the enamel of your teeth in these areas.

Only Select Soft Bristles
Toothbrushes come with bristles rated from extra soft to hard, but you should avoid medium and hard bristles when you purchase a toothbrush. You might think that stiffer bristles would actually clean your teeth better, but they are too abrasive and cause damage to the tooth enamel.

At Park 56 Dental, we can help you design an oral hygiene routine that is perfect for your unique needs. Call us today at (212) 826-2322 or visit our website to schedule your first consultation at our sophisticated NYC practice. We offer general and cosmetic dental care with distinctive services, including Invisalign and Zoom! Whitening. 

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