Dentistry at the Heights
142 Joralemon Street, Suite 12C
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Find answers and other helpful dental topics in our digital library.
Choosing a Toothbrush
Never before has there been such a dizzying array of toothbrushes on the market. Consumers are inundated with new designs, materials, attachments, and colors. Whatever toothbrush design you choose, the most important thing is that you use the toothbrush at least 2-3 times a day. Moreover, how long you spend brushing your teeth is as critical as how often you brush. The Fresh Smiles team recommends that you spend 2-3 minutes brushing. This ensures complete plaque removal in hard to reach areas.
Mechanical and manual toothbrushes
Our dental team highly recommends Sonicare (electric) toothbrushs. The pulsations break up plaque efficiently. Many models now have timers to remind you to brush longer.
Sonicare patented sonic technology creates dynamic cleaning action that drives fluid forces deep into interproximal spaces and along the gum line. This innovative sonic technology is proven to be powerfully effective, yet remarkably gentle, resulting in a superior clean that you can see and your patients can feel .
It is always nice to have a backup manual toothbrush. When choosing a manual toothbrush, look for a compact head with very soft, rounded bristles.