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Are you using the right toothbrush for you? | Dr. Bilski | Independence, OhioAre You Using the Right Toothbrush?

What kind of toothbrush are you using? Is it the best type of toothbrush for your teeth, gums, and overall mouth health? Many people don't know that the toothbrush they are using could actually be causing problems like gum loss! 

Manual Toothbrushes

If you are using a manual toothbrush, it is important to know that you are using it in the right ways. A manual toothbrush can be a sufficient way to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but it can also be the cause of some issues such as gum loss. 

Brushing too hard with a manual toothbrush can cause your gums to bleed and recede. Likewise, using a manual toothbrush with bristles that are hard can also lead to gum loss. That is why you need to use a toothbrush with soft bristles if you're going to be using a manual toothbrush. 

While shopping for a manual toothbrush, it is also important to make sure you get one with the right amount of rows. For adults, we recommend a manual toothbrush with three or four rows. The shape does not matter, though they do come in circles, diamonds, rectangles, and more.

Electric Toothbrushes 

There are also many types of electronic toothbrushes; some are more advanced than others. Depending on your teeth and gums, one may be better for you than another. For example, there are electronic toothbrushes that will turn off if you are brushing too hard. This is good for patients who have a tendency to brush aggressively. 

Another great thing about electric toothbrushes is that they clean plaque ten times better than manual toothbrushes. Although electric toothbrushes do cost more, they may end up saving you more money than you would have spent to fill a cavity.

If you don't know which type of toothbrush is best for you, ask your dentist. We can help you find the right kind, whether manual or electric, to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums as healthy as possible. 

When to Replace Your Toothbrush

The lifespan of a toothbrush depends on the person using it, but in general, we recommend a new toothbrush every 13 weeks. You can always ask your dentist for an extra toothbrush during your visits just in case!

And one more important thing, don't keep your toothbrush by your toilet. Every time you flush the toilet, bacteria go into the air and can land on your toothbrush. Enough said!


If you have any questions about what kind of toothbrush you should be using or if there is a better way you could be brushing and flossing your teeth, contact us at Bilski Family Dentistry today!

Are you using the right toothbrush for you? | Dr. Bilski | Independence, Ohio

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