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Our The Dental Studio on 30th team is happy to give you the tips you need to help you find the best toothbrush possible. Oral hygiene is extremely important, but it’s only helpful when you have the right tools to effectively and successfully clean your smile. So, when you’re at the store searching for a new brush, look for the following characteristics:

· Soft bristles: Many believe soft bristles are too gentle when it comes to cleaning the smile, but that is simply not true. Soft bristles effectively clean your teeth and care for your gums. Hard bristles irritate your gums and make them pull away from the base of your teeth, which could potentially cause tooth sensitivity.

· A comfortable head size: It’s important to choose a brush with a comfortable head size. That way the brush will fit perfectly in your mouth. It’s best to pick a head size that is 1 inch long and ½ inch wide—one that will brush two teeth at a time.

· Motivating design and model: If you will be more motivated to brush with an electric toothbrush or with a manual toothbrush that has superhero characters on it, go for it! The more you enjoy brushing, the better.

If you would like additional help while choosing a toothbrush, please feel free to call 505.592.0477 today and talk to our caring dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brett Riche if you would like him to examine your smile and give you specific toothbrush recommendations based on your oral health. We look forward to helping you!