As long as you are picking up a toothbrush, applying toothpaste, and you’re brushing your teeth twice a day, you’re going to enjoy some level of oral health protection through dental hygiene. However, what if our Silver City, NM team were to tell you that success lies not only in the right approach to this aspect of your smile care (we can walk you through the details during your next visit, if you need a review!) but also on whether you’re using a toothbrush suited to your needs? Not sure that you know how to find the better of the brush options out there to bolster your ability to attain a very clean and exceptionally healthy smile? That’s okay. We can fill you in on what you need to know!

#1: If You Dislike It, Toss It!

If you are not a fan of the toothbrush you have been using, we remind you that there’s no need for a debate in your head. You don’t have to try to ask yourself whether you should keep it around for particular reasons. Instead, remember that you should really like the products that you are using as part of your dental hygiene collection if you expect success, if you expect to return to the bathroom twice daily to brush, and if you’d like to keep your oral health safe! Don’t like something? Find something new ASAP.

#2: If It’s Old, Begin Again

Now, you may love your toothbrush! However, if it’s old and past its prime, then it’s not giving you the thorough cleansing you need from your dental hygiene, which means it’s not offering you the sufficient protection against decay (and more) that you need. With that said, always remember to use a brand new brush every three to four months.

#3: Always Soft, Never Firm Bristles

Always, always, always: Select soft. Skip anything firmer or harder than that!

#4: What’s The ADA Got To Say?

While the advice we provide for you during dental checkups is generally going to be all you need to know, sometimes a bit of extra approval is going to be very helpful! Remember that we will always steer you toward dental hygiene products that have been tested by the American Dental Association (ADA) and that have gained their Seal of Acceptance. You’ll be able to find it on the label of the toothbrush (or other dental hygiene product) you purchase, so you know it will provide you with the smile cleansing power you’re looking to achieve!

See Us For Dental Hygiene Assistance

Let us know you need some help with your dental hygiene, whether you simply have questions about which products to buy or you’re ready for a review of your technique! Contact us soon to set up a visit. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.