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Is your toothbrush worn down and frayed? If so, it’s time to get a new one. Before you select your next brush, it’s important to make sure it has the necessary characteristics. To help you identify those characteristics, our dentist, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya, is happy to give you the tips you need.

The first characteristic to look for is soft bristles. This is vital because soft bristles are the best bristles for your teeth and gums, even though it might sound like hard bristles are more effective at removing plaque from your teeth. Soft bristles can thoroughly clean the chompers and care for the gums. They can keep your smile in tip-top shape all while being safe and effective.

The second is round bristles. This might confuse you because the shapes and patterns of the bristles are never round. What our team means is: Choose a brush that has end-rounded bristles. The rough edges of the bristles should be smoothed out. This helps them clean the enamel and also avoid harming the oral tissues.

The third is the American Dental Association Acceptance logo. This should be a little white and blue box that has “ADA” in it. This logo, which is the Seal of Acceptance, proves that the toothbrush has passed tests that examined for safety and effectiveness. This means it’s the best toothbrush for your smile.

For more information and details about how to choose the right toothbrush in Brockton, Massachusetts, please contact our dental team at Creative Smiles Dental Care. All you need to do is dial 508-588-1400 and we will be more than happy to help you.