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Before you pick up the first toothbrush you see at the store, it’s important to choose the best tool for your smile. Some brushes have harmful characteristics while others have beneficial characteristics, and our Thomas Karagianis team is here to help you choose the right brush for your smile. As you search, look for the following:

· Soft bristles: Soft bristles not only effectively and successfully clean your smile, but they also care for the gums and keep them in tip-top shape. Many people think hard bristles are the best way to go, but that is not the case. Hard bristles irritate the gums and make them move away from the teeth, resulting in tooth sensitivity.

· A comfortable toothbrush head: The more comfortable the toothbrush head, the better. The best size to use is one that is 1 inch long and ½ inch wide. This size should be big enough to cover two teeth at a time.

· A motivating design or model: If you brush better with an electric toothbrush, use an electric toothbrush. If you brush better with a manual toothbrush that has superheroes on it, use a manual superhero toothbrush. The more motivated you are to brush, the better your oral health will be.

Call our office today at (630) 655-0724 if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more! Dr. Thomas Karagianis and our team are here to help you in any way we can, and the only way we can do so is if you call our office and ask for assistance. So, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to talking with you!