How to Choose a Safe and Effective Toothbrush

Posted August 26, 2017.

Before you pull a toothbrush off the shelf at the store, our dental team encourages you to make sure it’s a brush that is safe and effective for your smile. To help you know which brush to choose, our dentist, Dr. Karisha Madden, recommends looking for certain toothbrush characteristics.The first characteristic is soft bristles. Even though it might not sound like it, the soft bristles are the best kind of bristles. This is because they thoroughly clean the teeth and care for the gums. Unfortunately, there are other bristles in the world that can wear down the tooth enamel and harm the oral tissues, like hard bristles.

The second is round bristles. Round bristles are end-rounded bristles. This is recommended because the tips of the bristles have been smoothed out so they avoid harming the gums when you brush.

The third is the American Dental Association Seal of Approval. This is important because this logo proves that the toothbrush has been tested for safety and effectiveness. It will effectively remove harmful substances from your smile all while being safe for your oral health.

To learn more about the characteristics of a safe and effective toothbrush in Bellaire, Texas, please call Madden Dental at (713) 667-8080. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be thrilled to give you the information you seek.