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Everyone knows how important it is to have a great oral health routine. Consistency is key to establishing that routine, but just as important is making sure that you’re using the right products to clean your teeth.

And one of the most important tools is your toothbrush.

Does brush choice really matter?

It might seem a bit silly to put so much time and effort into picking “just the right brush” to complement your oral health routine. However, without the right brush you’re likely not cleaning your teeth as effectively as you otherwise could be. So the short answer to the question is yes, it’s really important to pay attention to what type of brush you use.

Which brush should I use?

While there isn’t any hard-and-fast rule for the best type of brush, there are a few guidelines. First, your brush should have bristles which aren’t too hard or too soft. They need to follow the Goldilocks rule of being just right. Soft bristles don’t clean effectively, and hard bristles are rough on your gums.

Smaller brushes are better

When you come in to our Shanker Dental office in Bridgeton, New Jersey, your cleaning is performed with a brush that has a tiny, rotating, circular head. The reason for this is because that size and shape of brush is the most effective at reaching all areas of your mouth and removing plaque and other debris caught in your teeth.

For more information or to get Dr. Bennett R. Shanker’s personal recommendation on a toothbrush, call us today at 856-455-1183.