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Which type of toothbrush is right for me?

If you've shopped for a new toothbrush lately, you know that there are almost too many choices. Hard bristle or soft bristle? Electronic or manual?

It's not easy to know which toothbrush is best for you without talking to your Alpharetta, GA family dentist or hygienist, because each is effective in its own way. Everyone has unique needs when it comes to oral hygiene, and it's important to use the type of brush that helps improve your oral health.

Manual Toothbrushes

Manual toothbrushes are nearly as effective as electronic brushes if you use them correctly. Next time you have a dental cleaning, you should ask your hygienist to show you exactly how the brush should be used. You may think that you're diligent with your oral hygiene, but if you're not using the brush correctly, you’re not getting your teeth as clean as they should be.

Electric Toothbrushes

The benefit of electronic brushes is that people tend to brush longer, increasing the odds of doing a more thorough job. Kids are particularly prone to cavities, and they are usually more likely to brush efficiently with an electric toothbrush because it's just more fun. Older adults with arthritis may also find it easier to brush thoroughly with an electronic brush that does most of the work.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning

In general, the best toothbrush for you is the one that you are most likely to use. If you have questions for our Alpharetta, GA family dentist, call us to make an appointment for a professional teeth cleaning. Our dental hygienist will be happy to answer all your questions at that time.

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