Can a Regular Toothbrush Remove Plaque?

Not all toothbrushes are suitable for your teeth. It is vital to select the correct toothbrush for your teeth and gums and not be persuaded by marketing ads or shiny packaging. Not only can your toothbrush help you to eliminate plaque, but it can also help you to retain your enamel longer. As enamel is the only defense for your tooth, you want to do all you can to preserve it. Choose a toothbrush that will help you remove plaque and preserve your enamel.

Avoid Hard Bristled Toothbrushes

We do not recommend using a hard-bristled toothbrush. These toothbrushes are too hard on the enamel of your teeth. In addition, it is easy to overbrush and damage your gums. Some stores do not even carry hard bristled toothbrushes anymore, making the choice easier for the consumer. However, not all soft toothbrushes are good for you either.

Use a Soft Bristled Toothbrush

Soft-bristled toothbrushes are gentle on your teeth. However, it is important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with care. A soft-bristled toothbrush is a better choice, allowing you to be gentle with your teeth and gums. Since you should change your toothbrush about four times a year, experiment with what type of soft toothbrush best fits your needs. Choose a toothbrush that you can easily hold and get into the more difficult parts of your mouth. Don’t brush too vigorously to avoid recession and irritation of your gums.

We Want to Help You at Your Next Appointment

At your next dental cleaning or exam, we would be happy to show you a variety of toothbrushes we recommend. We want to make it easy for you, as the consumer, to make good choices for your teeth and gums when you purchase your next toothbrush. Give our office a call today to make your next appointment.