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Have you ever added toothbrush or mouthwash to your shopping list without really knowing which products might be best for you? Have you ever found yourself staring at a wide assortment of brushes or mouthwash and not really understanding why there are so many options? Would you be surprised to hear that there are actually a number of benefits and disadvantages to these options?

When you choose a new toothbrush, you should remember to find one that fits in your mouth comfortably. If the head of your brush is too big, you may not be able to clean your teeth as well as you should. Similarly, please remember to choose a brush with soft bristles. If your bristles are too hard, they could damage your teeth. Please note that you can use an electric brush or a manual brush as long as they fit these parameters.

There are also several different types of mouthwash you could choose. For instance, you could pick a mouthwash with alcohol in it. This can help you kill bacteria in your mouth, but isn’t a good option for those with sensitive teeth. You could also choose a mouthwash with fluoride, which is useful for keeping your teeth strong. However, this option isn’t good for children because fluoride shouldn’t be swallowed. Finally, you could choose antibacterial mouthwash if you’re interested in killing germs and bacteria in your smile.

If you’re interested in learning more about choosing the perfect brush or mouthwash in Shreveport, Louisiana, we invite you to give A Brighter Smile Dental Care a call at (318) 688-9330. Our dentist, Dr. Michael R. Wiesner, and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to receiving your call soon!