Learn More From Our Toluca Lake Dentist About Picking Quality Dental Tools

Written by Dr. McKay on Nov 16, 2021

Outfitting your oral hygiene routine with the right tools and products can make a big difference in the overall efficacy of your dental routine. With that in mind, our Toluca Lake dentists have put together some guidelines for things to consider when designing your oral hygiene plan.


Choosing an appropriately sized tool is necessary for both pediatric and adult dental patients. You want to make sure that the cleaning apparatus of your brush or floss can fit into the smallest spaces of your smile. If a take a moment to look around your pharmacy, you’ll notice that toothbrush heads, in particular, come in many shapes and sizes. If you have a smaller mouth, it is probably a good idea to choose a scaled-down brush head that.


Manual abrasion is what allows us to “buff” away dental debris and plaque—much in the same way that we scrub pots clean with scrub brushes! However, our smiles are much more sensitive and delicate than pots and pans. That is why our team recommends using the gentlest cleaners possible, without sacrificing cleaning power. Your dentist can help you determine what bristle strength for example, is best for your smile. (many people will actually do best with a soft-bristled toothbrush!) 


Then there are a number of attributes and features that basically come down to preference. When you’re looking at toothbrush you may pay attention, for example, to the color, or the handle shape. Likewise, the flavor of many oral health products—from floss to mouth rinse to toothpaste—is a highly personalized preference. When in doubt, pick what you like! By choosing a flavor or style that you naturally gravitate towards, you actually make it more likely that you’ll keep up with you new and improved dental routine!

If you aren’t sure how to get started picking dental tools and products, you can always schedule an appointment with our Toluca Lake dentists in order to get more detailed advice. Call our office, or use the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry!