Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Independent Dental Hygienist
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Independent Dental Hygienist
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Independent Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.

Have you ever found yourself staring at the toothbrush selections wondering, “How do I choose the right toothbrush?  What did my dental hygienist recommend?  Was it Oral-B, Crest, Colgate, Sonic, electric?” You definitely need input from your dental hygiene professional.


The most important feature to remember is always to buy at least SOFT bristles; or even ultra-soft.  People want to scrub their teeth with a ‘hard’ bristled toothbrush; “they just feel cleaner!”  Plaque is a soft sticky material which is easily removed with a soft bristle toothbrush and proper manual dexterity.  As long as you are not dexterity-deficient, a soft bristled toothbrush will do the job.  A handle long enough to fit in your grasp, and the toothbrush head can be either compact (for a smaller mouthed person), or full sized; it may be just a personal preference or if recommended by your dental hygiene professional.


The sonic and electric powered toothbrushes are great for kids, seniors, and many people in between who just prefer the feeling of these types of toothbrushes.  They can be superior at plaque removal if you brush too quickly, i.e. less than two minutes, or if you brush ineffectively, i.e. you miss your molars, or behind your lower front teeth.  With these types of toothbrushes, usually the age-old adage, “you get what you pay for” comes into play.  Quite often the lower priced, more inexpensive are good to use on a ‘trial-basis’ – to see if you like the feel of the bristles vibrating, and the motor humming in your mouth.  Sometimes there will be an increase in the splatter effect of the toothpaste too.  A good sonic toothbrush can cost one hundred dollars or more; therefore it might be considered an investment in your oral hygiene.


Whatever the brush type you choose, remember to brush for two minutes at least two times per day for effective plaque removal.


Daily Health - Drinking Water
Oral Health - The Right Brush
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