Many people don’t even know they are brushing with the wrong size or type of toothbrush! Believe it or not, when you use a brush that doesn’t fit properly in your mouth you don’t brush adequately enough to ward off cavities.
Your Fort Collins Family Dentist advises that the head of the brush should fit completely in your mouth and be able to reach all of your teeth and their surfaces. The handle size is also important to consider. It should be comfortable to hold in your hand in a firm grip. Bristles should be soft and rounded. Hard bristles can damage the gums and wear off tooth enamel.
The friendly staff at Rocky Mountain Dental Care will be more than happy to advise you of the right type of brush and bristles you need. Ask us at your next checkup!