If your toothbrush is worn out, damaged, or old, it’s time to buy a new one. Selecting another toothbrush can be time consuming as you try to choose from a variety of brands, styles, and colors. Our team at Dr. David Blake Lawlor, DDS, LLC wants you to find the perfect toothbrush to keep your smile clean and healthy, so we encourage you to consider the following tips when shopping for a toothbrush.
– Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This seal ensures the product has been inspected for safety and efficacy.
– Choose between manual and electric. Manual toothbrushes are generally less expensive, yet they are still very effective. Electric toothbrushes are more fun for children, and some produce vibrations that can clean braces. When deciding between manual and electric toothbrushes, the most importance factor is your own preference.
– Go for soft bristles. Toothbrushes with soft bristles are less abrasive on your teeth, which protects the enamel and gums. Soft bristles also make brushing more enjoyable.
– Pick a toothbrush that feels right. The size and shape of the head don’t matter as long as it fits comfortably in your mouth and can reach all of your teeth. Your hand should be able to grip the handle without feeling awkward.
If you’re shopping for a new toothbrush in Wichita, Kansas, feel free to contact Dr. David Blake Lawlor, DDS, LLC at 316-684-5511 to receive a professional recommendation. We want you to be happy with your toothbrush choice because your smile is our priority.