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If you had to guess, what would you say is the most important part of your oral health routine? If you guessed brushing, then you’re not too far off. The thing is, without a good toothbrush, your brushing won’t be as effective or cleansing as it otherwise could be.

But how do you know which brush is the best choice for your oral health needs? Well, Dr. Roger Anderson and our dental team in Lakewood, Colorado, has the advice you need to follow if you want the best brush – and the best oral health – possible.

Soft bristles
The biggest mistake people make while looking at a new toothbrush is that they think harder bristles are better at cleaning teeth. It’s easy to see why some people think that way, since you’re looking to literally scrub your teeth when using a brush.

The thing is, a brush with stiff bristles will actually harm your gums. The harder bristles open up your gums to potential infection. Irritated gums also don’t do what they should to protect the roots of your teeth.

Tongue cleaner
Another part of the toothbrush that gets overlooked is the addition of a tongue scraper, or tongue cleaner, on the back of the brush’s head. This is important to have because it lets you get rid of as much bacteria and debris in your mouth as possible during the brushing process.

Brushing your teeth is obviously an important part of your oral health, but so is the brush you choose to use for that activity. Without a good brush, you won’t clean your teeth as effectively as you otherwise could.

If you have any questions, call us today at 303-232-6205. We can’t wait to help!