Toothbrush Advice

Your teeth are strong, reliable bones that can last a lifetime. However, the only way you can maintain healthy pearly whites is to keep up on oral hygiene and properly care for your smile. In order to do so, you need to have the proper tools to effectively and safely clean your choppers each day. So, our Smiles Dental team is here to help you choose the best toothbrush available today! While you’re at the store, we recommend looking for a brush that has the following characteristics:

· Soft bristles: Soft bristles are more efficient than hard bristles, whether you believe it or not. Hard bristles tend to irritate and harm your gums, making them move away from your teeth and cause tooth sensitivity. Soft bristles thoroughly clean your teeth and are gentle with your gums.

· A comfortable toothbrush head: The more comfortable the toothbrush head, the better. The best size to use is one that is 1 inch long and ½ inch wide. This size should be big enough to cover two teeth at a time.

· A motivating design or model: Motivation is the key. So, if an electric toothbrush or a manual superhero toothbrush motivates you to brush, please feel free to use it as often as you would like.

If you are confused at all about our recommendations, please call 503.980.4657 and talk to Dr. Don Chen or a member of our caring dental team. We are here to help you in any possible way we can, and we look forward to talking with you!