If you ever visit the British Columbia area, you know how beautiful it can be. While the Vancouver Jewish community is smaller than Toronto and Montreal, it is still pretty large and there is plenty of great schools, shuls, delicious kosher food, and family activities, it is easy to get lost in the local lifestyle. At the same time, you need to make sure you take care of your teeth while traveling. With so many toothbrushes from which to choose, you may have difficulty picking the right one. What are a few tips you should keep in mind if you want to select the best toothbrush to prevent cavities?
Consider the Size of the Brush Head
First, you need to think about the size of your toothbrush head. This is important because it can significantly impact the quality of your brush head. Brush heads come in a wide variety of sizes, but you should try to find a toothbrush head that is approximately 2.5 cm tall and about 1.25 cm wide. That way, you know your toothbrush is large enough to clean the top, back, and front of your teeth. You will not have to work too hard to brush every surface. If you select a toothbrush head that is too large, it can make it difficult for you to clean your back molars because you may have difficulty getting your toothbrush to fit in the back of your mouth. If you are looking for a toothbrush in British Columbia, you might want to reach out to Birch Dental on Broadway for some recommendations.
Think About the Types of Bristles
Next, think about the types of bristles you want on your toothbrush as well. There are three separate categories of toothbrush bristles. There are hard bristles, medium bristles, and soft bristles. In general, you should go with softer bristles if you tend to bear down as you brush your teeth. That way, you won’t damage your teeth as you brush. On the other hand, if you use a toothbrush with hard bristles and brush your teeth too hard, it can damage your gums and roots. If you have questions about what types of bristles are good for your teeth, reach out to a local dentist.
Consider Whether You Want a Manual or Electric Toothbrush
Finally, you should think about whether you want an electric toothbrush or a manual one. Again, this is a matter of personal preference. Those electric toothbrushes and manual ones can do an excellent job of cleaning your teeth. As long as you brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice per day, you should be able to keep cavities from developing. Electric toothbrushes can be more expensive than manual ones, but you need to think about your brushing style and what works best for you. If you are interested in trying out different toothbrushes, consider talking to a local dentist.
Find the Right Toothbrush To Meet Your Needs
In the end, there is a lot you need to think about if you are looking for a toothbrush. There are a lot of choices available, and it is easy to get overwhelmed by so many options. Remember that this is not a decision you need to make on your own. You should go to the dentist at least twice per year to get your teeth cleaned so that you can talk about this with your local dentist. If you find the right toothbrush, you will have an easier time removing food debris from your mouth, which can help you prevent cavities from developing down the road.