Which Type of Toothbrush Should You Use?

by MikeMeehan 3/1/2017 10:20 AM

What’s the difference between extra-soft, soft, medium and firm-bristled toothbrushes, and which one should you use? Though there are a variety of bristles available, almost everyone should opt for toothbrushes with soft bristles. It’s easy to assume that firm and medium-bristled toothbrushes provide more cleaning power, but the truth is that brushing with stiffer bristles can actually damage the gums, root surface and enamel. Your dentist may recommend extra-soft bristles if you experience tooth sensitivity or other issues, but stick with soft unless you’re told otherwise. We do have one use for firm-bristled toothbrushes: They’re great for household cleaning!

Continuing Dental Benefits After Retirement

by Noelle Reinhold 5/17/2016 2:16 PM

Just because you retired doesn’t mean it’s time to retire your good oral health routine! Maintaining your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly is essential to keeping your mouth healthy.... more...

Keeping Kids in Mind for Dental Plan Design

by Jason 2/26/2015 8:07 AM

Quality dental care is essential for a child’s well-being. The research supports our view: Cavities are the single most common chronic disease among children.... more...

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