Many of our patients feel overwhelmed when they stand in the toothbrush aisle at the store. So many choices are available and all of them promise to make your teeth and gums healthier. At Ruggless Dental, we recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Light pressure is enough to remove plaque and bacteria because it is actually the tips of the toothbrush bristles that do the most cleaning. Extra pressure does not mean cleaner teeth!
When you come in for your hygiene appointment, we will give you our favorite toothbrush – the Nimbus. This extra-soft bristled toothbrush cleans great, but still protects your delicate gum tissue and enamel from damage. Many of our patients ask to buy extra Nimbus toothbrushes since they are not available in most of our local stores.
The type of toothbrush you use does make a difference. Follow these simple guidelines for the best results:
- Soft-bristled brushes only
- Brush gently, angling the bristles toward your gum line
- Use the correct size – if your toothbrush is too large, it can’t reach behind your teeth
If you have questions about specific brushes or techniques, let us know! Our hygiene team will share their ideas and expertise with you so that you get the most out of your home care. Give us a call today.