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A toothbrush is just a toothbrush, right? There’s nothing special or ‘better’ about one brush versus another, is there?

Actually, there is. But the difference are subtle enough that most people don’t pick up on them. Today we’ll take a look at what sets some brushes apart from others to help you make the best choice for a new toothbrush – which will give you even better oral health.

What makes a good brush?

The best toothbrush is likely not similar to the one you used this morning. The standard brush you buy at the grocery store does a good job of cleaning your teeth, but one that’s more similar to what Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami’s staff uses here at SoCalSmiles Dental Office in Tarzana, California, when cleaning your teeth. A small, round head is more easily able to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, and cover more surface area of your teeth than a normal brush.

Does it really matter?

It may seem a bit silly to put so much focus on a toothbrush. After all, isn’t brushing itself more important? While you definitely don’t want to skip on brushing, using the right brush will clean your teeth more effectively and help keep your smile – and your mouth – in the best shape possible.

If you want our office’s personal recommendation on which brush to use, call us today at 818-345-5286.