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What Type of Toothbrush is Best for Optimal Gum Health?
Posted on 9/7/2020 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
When shopping for a toothbrush, always go for one that will not hurt your gums. Failure to take care of your gums can lead to various ailments, including gum diseases and gingivitis. Nevertheless, choosing the best toothbrush is not as straightforward as it might seem. You have to consider various factors to find the ideal brush. Here are a few points that will help you select the best type of toothbrush for optimal gum health.
Hard Bristles vs. Soft Bristles
A hard bristled brush could be good for removing plaque, but it can be too abrasive for your teeth and gums. Conversely, soft-bristled toothbrushes with rounded tips are kinder to the gums and are capable of cleaning your teeth more efficiently. Moreover, they are more pliable and can remove plaque easily from hard-to-reach places.
Size of Toothbrush Head
The size of the toothbrush is of utmost importance as far as your oral health is concerned. A toothbrush with a small head is ideal for your teeth and gums. This is because it comes with a design suited to reach the hard-to-reach areas, including your molars and underneath your gum lines.
Electric or Manual Toothbrush
Both manual and electric-powered toothbrushes are equally effective in cleaning your teeth and protecting your gums. However, how you use your preferred type of toothbrush will determine its effectiveness. We recommend electric toothbrushes for patients with limited dexterity, but if you have receding gums, you should opt for a manual toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid aggressive exertions.
With so many options in the market today, choosing the best type of toothbrush for optimal gum health can be challenging. Fortunately, we are here to help. Visit our dental offices to find out what other options you have when buying a toothbrush.