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Dr. Nirmal Bhakta

Which toothbrush do you recommend?

Choosing the right toothbrush is essential for maintaining your dental health; however, it can feel overwhelming with the large number of choices you have.

My wife and I and all of our staff members use the Sonicare Diamondclean toothbrush. Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes clean your teeth more efficiently than using a manual toothbrush. So, I do recommend that you use an electric toothbrush if you can. While they are higher in cost initially and you do have to pay for replacement brush heads every three months or so, the benefits they provide in removing plaque and bacteria from your mouth are worth it. 

If you can't use an electric toothbrush, be sure to choose a manual toothbrush with medium to soft nylon bristles. Using a hard bristle brush could be rough and damaging to your delicate gum tissue. Be sure that the size of your toothbrush head isn't too big. The right brush head allows you easy access into the farthest corners of your mouth.

We are happy to discuss recommendations for the right dental products for your needs during your next preventive care visit. Or, you can feel free to contact my Frisco dental office with any additional questions or concerns you may have about oral hygiene products.