Believe it or not, but the quality – and type – of toothbrush you use not only has a huge impact on your oral health, but your systemic health as well. Poor oral health that leads to gum disease has been linked to multiple serious health issues, such as heart disease and cancer. That’s why it’s so important to follow Dr. Jody W. Adams‘s recommendation to brush twice daily.
With that in mind, let’s look at what the team here at Smile 2 Heart Dental recommends when looking for a new toothbrush.
You may think that hard bristles are best, but that’s not true. Almost every dental professional agrees that soft bristles are far more effective at plaque removal, getting rid of debris in between your teeth, and being gentler on your gums.
The smaller the head of your toothbrush, the better. A toothbrush with a smaller head allows you to more effectively reach the back of your mouth and clean those hard-to-reach places.
These are by far and away the best brushes to use. They move in the same circular motion as the ones used at Smile 2 Heart Dental and it does a much better job of cleaning than a standard brush.
The cleaner your mouth is, the healthier the rest of your body will be. If you have any questions about toothbrushes, or want more direct insight on what Dr. Jody W. Adams recommends, feel free to call us today at 435.723.6120.