You might feel a little too embarrassed to bring up your toothbrush questions. Fortunately, there are many other patients out there who aren’t shy about bringing up inquiries in terms of their smile health at home! As a result, we have become quite well-informed about what patients are wondering about as they stand in their home bathrooms, brushing and flossing, and this can prove beneficial to you and all smile protectors out there. Wondering something about your toothbrush? Let our Ankeny, IA team help with your dental hygiene conundrum!
What’s Right For Me?
We want patients to realize that selecting a toothbrush can and should be fun. There are many different selections out there, which can make you feel a little overwhelmed. Fortunately, though, as long as you stick to the things that are essential for everyone, you can then go ahead and make a personal decision! Those essentials include: Something that fits with your body (can you hold it comfortably and move it throughout your mouth with ease?), something that’s got the ADA’s (American Dental Association) stamp of acceptance, and something with the right bristles…
What About Bristles?
The only suggestion we have that applies to everyone and anyone is that the bristles are soft. As for the way they are configured and arranged, well, that’s one of those things that is personal! You may prefer one type over the other and, as with all things related to dental hygiene at home, this means you should really try out different options. You’ll find one that you like and then you’ll have an easier time shopping and protecting your teeth and gums.
Can I Share?
Nope! There’s never a time when it’s okay to share your toothbrush. You don’t want to share the particular blend of germs you carry in your mouth to such an extent as to brush with someone else’s brush. So, keep your brush to yourself, so you can avoid any and all smile concerns!
How Do I Decide On A Powered Or Manual?
You can decide between a powered brush or a manual brush simply by trying them out. Which one do you like the best? Which seems to work better? In most cases, this dental hygiene question is all about preference! However, we do strongly encourage you to try a powered brush if the following apply: You have hand or arm limitations that make it difficult to practice your hygiene or you are an aggressive brusher and find it difficult to brush gently!
Bring Questions To Our Attention
Talk with our team about your oral health questions. We remind you that we are always open to helping you better understand any aspect of your oral health, big or small, so you can feel confident with your care! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.