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Have you ever put toothbrushes or mouthwash on a shopping list without specifically knowing which of these products could be best for you? Have you ever stared at the large assortment of brushes or mouthwash and wondered why there are so many options? Would you be surprised to learn that each of these products have several benefits.

When it’s time to choose a new toothbrush, please choose one that you can move around your mouth comfortably. If you can’t move your brush in your mouth well, you’ll struggle to clean your pearly whites as well as you could otherwise. Similarly, we recommend buying a toothbrush that has soft bristles. If you choose a brush with hard bristles, you could hurt your teeth. Still, please know that you can choose either an electric brush or a manual brush if they have soft bristles and a head that fits well in your mouth.

There are also a number of mouthwashes that could benefit your smile. For instance, you could buy a mouthwash that has alcohol in it, which can kill bad bacteria in your mouth, However, this isn’t a good choice for individuals with sensitive teeth. You may also choose a mouthwash with fluoride, which can help you prevent cavities and other issues. Still, this choice isn’t good for small children since you shouldn’t swallow fluoride. Finally, please remember that an antibacterial mouthwash might be best if you’re interested in killing the germs and bacteria in your mouth.

If you’d like to learn more about picking the perfect brush or mouthwash in Bend, Oregon, please feel free to give Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry a call at 541.389.1301. Our dentist, Dr. Thomas E. Wold, and our team will be happy to inspect your smile and to answer any questions you have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!