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Cleaning your teeth regularly is one of the most important habits you can get into. Good oral health is directly related to systemic health, and if you want to avoid any major health complications, you’ll follow Dr. Alex S. Abernathy’s advice and brush twice a day for at least two minutes both times.

But did you know that the type of toothbrush you use can have an impact on how well your teeth are cleaned? Let’s look at which type of toothbrush you should be using to take care of your pearly whites.

Soft bristles

You may think that hard bristles are best, but that’s not true. Almost every dental professional agrees that soft bristles are far more effective at plaque removal, getting rid of debris in between your teeth, and being gentler on your gums.

Small heads

The smaller the head of your toothbrush, the better. A toothbrush with a smaller head allows you to more effectively reach the back of your mouth and clean those hard-to-reach places.

Electric brush

These are by far and away the best brushes to use. They move in the same circular motion as the ones used at Lakeland Dental Care and it does a much better job of cleaning than a standard brush.

Using the right toothbrush can make a big difference in your overall oral health. Additionally, you want to make sure that you’re replacing your toothbrush as soon as the bristles begin to fray. Frayed bristles only damage your gums, which defeats the purpose of brushing your teeth in the first place.

If you have questions about choosing the right toothbrush, or want to get Dr. Alex S. Abernathy’s recommendation, call us today at 601-981-8166.