What is the best toothbrush to use?
At J. Michael Dukes, DDS, we strongly advocate prevention, and tooth brushing is an essential part of achieving and maintaining great oral health. Brushing thoroughly twice a day removes the debris that builds up on your teeth and leads to decay and periodontal disease.
If you’ve shopped for a toothbrush lately, you may have been overwhelmed by all the choices. There are basically two types of toothbrushes – electronic and manual. Both can clean your teeth effectively and thoroughly.
Kids may be more likely to brush with an electronic toothbrush, and people who have trouble using a manual toothbrush can certainly benefit from a powered version. A good rule of thumb is to choose the toothbrush that you and your family are most likely to use.
Prevention is the easiest and most affordable way to avoid cavities and periodontal disease. Professional cleanings twice a year at our Chesapeake dental office are important to make sure your teeth are really clean so that we can help you stay ahead of periodontal disease. At-home oral hygiene should include brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning to protect your oral health.