Our Glendale Dentist Shares Information About Choosing The Right Dental Tools

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 2, 2022

Are you confident that you are doing everything you can to care for your smile day in and day out? If you think that your oral hygiene routine could use a boost, our Glendale dentists are here to help. Keep reading to get some more recommendations about picking optimal dental tools… 

Commonly Used Tools

A well-designed at-home oral hygiene routine uses both floss and a toothbrush to clear away as much harmful oral bacteria as possible. While toothbrushes buff away plaque and dental debris, floss is designed to slip between your teeth and clear away accumulated bacteria. These tools are complementary—they both have important jobs to do.


In order for these dental tools to do their jobs, they need to be able to reach those tight spaces in your mouth and between your teeth. That is why choosing an appropriately sized dental tool is so important. A toothbrush that is too large, for example, will not be able to adequately clean your back molars. Floss actually comes in a number of widths—make sure that you pick one that is thin enough to fit between all of your teeth. 


In order to effectively clean your smile you’ll need to apply some pressure to your teeth and gums. However, the goal is really to minimize the amount of wear and tear that your smile goes through. Look for toothbrush bristles that are labeled as “soft,” and apply light but consistent pressure as you clean your smile. Your dental team can help you determine what bristle strength is right for you!

As you can see, there are a number of important factors to consider when you’re putting together your daily dental routine. Our Glendale dentists are here to give you any additional information or support you need to reach your dental goals. Give us a call or use our Contact Us page to get started!