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If you’re about to head to the store to purchase a new toothbrush for your oral hygiene routine, then our dentists, Dr. Kristen Langworthy, would like to help you choose the right brush for you, your teeth, and your smile. When you get to the store and search the oral hygiene aisle, it’s best to look for a toothbrush that has the following characteristics:

-Soft bristles: Soft bristles are very important because they thoroughly clean the teeth, care for the enamel, and keep the surrounding gums in tip-top shape. If you use a hard-bristled toothbrush, there is a good chance it can wear down the enamel and irritate the gums.

-ADA approval: The American Dental Association Seal of Approval is a logo that is printed on the packaging of many oral hygiene tools that are safe and effective in an oral hygiene routine. It’s best to select a toothbrush that has this logo so you can ensure a top-notch brush.

-A comfortable head size: It’s encouraged to select a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth. Typically, a toothbrush with a head that covers two teeth at a time does the job.

Now remember: Your dentists will recommend a different toothbrush if necessary. So, if she has recommended a toothbrush that has different characteristics, always take that advice to heart and follow her instructions. For more information and details about how to select the right toothbrush in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, please contact Langworthy Family Dentistry at 919-762-3239. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you!