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The tagline from the Mercedes-Benz commercials, “The Best, or Nothing,” applies not only to fine automobiles, but to your toothbrush as well. If you don’t use the best toothbrush possible, you’re not getting the clean, wonderful smile you definitely deserve.

So what makes a toothbrush the best? Let’s take a look at what our team here at Northern Virginia Dental Associates in Springfield, Virginia, says you should look for in a toothbrush.

Bristles are important

If you use a brush with bristles that are worn out and frayed, you’ll end up with a toothbrush that doesn’t really do its job. In fact, the worn-out bristles spread junk around in your mouth instead of cleaning it off.

When buying a new toothbrush, make sure the bristles are firm, but not too stiff, so they’ll last for a long time.

Smaller the better

The smaller brush you can use, the better. When you get a cleaning here at Northern Virginia Dental Associates in Springfield, Virginia, the brush used by our staff is small and round. This enables the brush to better reach the nooks and crannies in your mouth, ensuring a more thorough cleaning.

It’s not always easy to remember that the quality of your toothbrush directly impacts your oral health. If you have other questions, call us today at 703.451.8332.