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Did you know that using the wrong toothbrush is actually possible? While you may not make that connection immediately, it’s true. You need to use the right toothbrush if you want to clean your teeth as effectively as possible.

With that in mind, let’s see what Dr. Nathaniel Chan suggests you look for when choosing your next toothbrush.

Bristles are important

If you use a brush with bristles that are worn out and frayed, you’ll end up with a toothbrush that doesn’t really do its job. In fact, the worn-out bristles spread junk around in your mouth instead of cleaning it off.

When buying a new toothbrush, make sure the bristles are firm, but not too stiff, so they’ll last for a long time.

Smaller the better

The smaller brush you can use, the better. When you get a cleaning here at Quincy Center Dental Associates in Quincy, Massachusetts, the brush used by our staff is small and round. This enables the brush to better reach the nooks and crannies in your mouth, ensuring a more thorough cleaning.
If you can buy a brush with a small, round head, you’ll be rewarded with a much better cleaning.

To get more information on this topic, call us today at 617-934-4914.