Arthur Street Dental | Coffs Harbour, NSW

What kind of toothbrush should I choose?

brushing my teeth | coffs harbours nswWhen it comes to brushing your teeth in Coffs Harbour, NSW, the right toothbrush can make all the difference. You want a toothbrush with bristles that are not too stiff or abrasive. You also want to brush gently in a circular motion, hitting every tooth  all the way to the gumline. This includes the backs of your teeth, too.

Our Coffs Harbour dentists suggest brushing and flossing at least twice per day—when you wake up in the morning and just before turning in for the night.

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

When you’re on the lookout for a toothbrush, the selection can be overwhelming. Our dentists in Coffs Harbour, NSW agree with the Australian Dental Association when it comes to toothbrush selection.

We suggest the following for optimal brushing results:

  • Soft bristles
  • Small head
  • Flexible neck
  • ADA seal of approval on the packaging 

You should also replace your toothbrush if you notice wear or missing bristles. Additionally, replacing your toothbrush three times per year may help reduce bacteria or the transfer of bacteria from your toothbrush to your mouth. In any case, make sure to rinse your toothbrush after each brushing.

If you would like more information, or if you’re ready to arrange a dental exam, we invite you to contact our Coffs Harbour dental clinic.

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