3 Things to Look for in a Good Toothbrush

Though all toothbrushes have the same basic design -- a handle, a brush head, and bristles -- not all toothbrushes are created equal. There are some important components which separate an effective toothbrush from one that either does a poor job or can outright damage your teeth.


To help ensure that your teeth are well cared for, the teeth cleaning professionals at Edmonton's Janz Family Dental have put together this list of the 3 most important things to look for in a good toothbrush:

  • Soft Bristles – Some people prefer stiff bristles because they feel that it provides them with a more thorough clean. After all, shouldn't stiff bristles be better at scrubbing away plaque and food particles? Well, the problem is that using a
  • Small Brush Head – Speaking of paying enough attention to every single tooth in your mouth, your tooth brush is going to need to be equipped with a brush head small enough to get into all of those annoyingly hard-to-reach places. Many tooth brushes on the market come with a brush head so big that it can be almost impossible to get it all the way to your back molars, and to effectively brush them as well. If your new brush doesn't seem to reach as far back as it should, then it would be in your best interest to run out and pick up a new one with a smaller head.
  • Comfortable Handle – On top of the brush head fitting comfortably in your mouth, the brush handle should also fit comfortably in your hand. It should be easy to hold the brush for the full two minutes so that you don't quit brushing early just because the handle is digging uncomfortably into your hand. A non-slip grip handle is a great choice as well, as you don't want to lose your grip in the middle of brushing your teeth.


Any More Questions? Ask an Edmonton Dentist
The bottom line is that a good toothbrush will allow you to reach and effectively brush all of your teeth. It will also be comfortable enough to hold that you never skip on brushing your teeth just to avoid using it.


If you're still unsure about the best toothbrush for your needs, then, when you go in for your next teeth cleaning at Edmonton's Janz Family Dental, you can ask your dentist or hygienist for a recommendation. Book an appointment with us today and we'll be happy to help you find a good toothbrush that will keep your teeth healthy and clean.

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