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Selecting a Toothbrush? Here’s What to Look For

If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store searching for a new toothbrush, our dentist, Dr. Melissa Maus, would like to help you select the toothbrush that is safe, effective, and right for you. To do so, he encourages you to choose a toothbrush that has the following characteristics:

-Soft bristles: Soft bristles are very beneficial for your smile because they effectively remove plaque from the teeth and they also keep the enamel and gums in tip-top shape. Sometimes other toothbrush bristles, like hard bristles, harm the tooth enamel and surrounding gums.

-ADA approval: The American Dental Association Seal of Approval is a logo that is printed on the packaging of many oral hygiene tools. The tools that wear this logo have been proved to be safe and effective in an oral hygiene routine. If you select a toothbrush that has this logo, you can ensure that it’s top-notch for your oral hygiene routine.

-A comfortable head size: It’s encouraged to select a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth. Typically, a toothbrush with a head that is 1 inch long and ½ inch wide does the job.

To learn more about toothbrushes in San Francisco, California, please contact Melissa Maus & Associates and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 415-781-0819 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call and discussing the best toothbrush characteristics with you!