Our dentists always advise their patients to choose a soft bristled brush with a small head and flexible neck – this will help you clean all those hard to reach places and not aggravate your gums.
Every 3 to 4 months and definitely before the bristles start to look frayed. If you’ve had a cold or been sick, it’s best to replace your toothbrush so you don’t get reinfected.
It really comes down to personal choice. However, research shows an electric toothbrush provides a better clean and removes more plaque when used properly.
Our dentists will always recommend a fluoride toothpaste. There are many different toothpastes on the market but the majority are just marketing gimmicks and don’t really work. Occasionally your dentist might recommend a toothpaste specific to a particular dental condition.
There are lots of options for flossing, you just need to discover which tool suits you best. Here’s a list of the most popular items:
If you’re not sure which to use or how, ask your dentist at your next appointment.