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Happiness and joy are what makes life fun, and you use your smile to express these emotions. To ensure yours is confident and engaging, proper brushing is a must. Unfortunately, there’s a mistake all too many make. Not using the correct toothbrush is more harmful than you may think, and there are some key factors to help determine if the one you use makes the grade.
How to Choose Wisely
Many simply grab the toothbrush that appeals to them aesthetically when purchasing a new one. However, you should take a little more time to choose wisely, and the following tips should be considered:
- Choose soft bristles to avoid tooth sensitivity
- Choose a head that allows you to comfortably reach back teeth
- Be willing to spend a little more for a quality product
- Purchase smaller toothbrushes for younger children
Invisalign Toothbrush Recommendations
Invisalign is a viable option your orthodontist may very well suggest, and this product is able to correct misalignment discreetly. While many wonder if electric toothbrushes will cause damage, they can often actually do a more efficient job. The faster action doesn’t harm the attachments, and electric toothbrushes can sometimes do a better job at cleaning Invisalign buttons. However, when it comes to cleaning the trays, you should stick with the manual brush suited to your needs.
When in Doubt, Ask the Pros
If you’re not already receiving regular dental care, it’s time to start doing so. When you go in for a scheduled visit, you can discuss the toothbrush that will best benefit your individual circumstances. Here at Gluck Orthodontics, we believe that education is key to maintaining proper oral health, and Dr. Joel Gluck values the opportunity to pass on his knowledge to help his patients achieve the smile they deserve. He’s an orthodontist who values patient relations, so call today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.