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Do you ever get confused about the many different characteristics found in toothbrushes? If so, our Sossaman Family Dental team is happy to tell you all about the characteristics that you should look for in a toothbrush. As you search the oral hygiene aisle at the store, please choose a brush that has the following:

· Soft bristles: Soft bristles are more efficient than hard bristles, whether you believe it or not. Hard bristles tend to irritate and harm your gums, making them move away from your teeth and cause tooth sensitivity. Soft bristles thoroughly clean your teeth and are gentle with your gums.

· A comfortable head size: It’s best to have a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth. The best head size to have is about 1 inch long and ½ inch wide, or one that covers two teeth at a time.

· Motivating design or model: If you are more motivated to brush with a tool that is electric or has superheroes on it, please feel free to purchase that brush! Both electric and manual toothbrushes perform a safe and thorough cleaning job, so feel free to use whichever brush you enjoy the most.

If you choose a brush that has all three of these characteristics, you are on the right track! Oral hygiene is very important, and the best way to effectively clean your smile is with the right tools. If you would like to learn more about the best and most successful toothbrushes out there, please call 480-359-1464 today and talk to Dr. Elena M. Alexander, Dr. Jared Mayer, and Dr. Timothy Yu or a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!