New Year - New Toothbrush! - Dr. Kathryn Jones

01/18/2018

January brings New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to include your teeth! Having a good oral hygiene routine is one of the best things you do for your body. Did you know that good dental hygiene can prevent heart disease? Therefore, by exercising your oral hygiene regimen every day, you can prevent heart disease, heart attack, cavities, and more! It all starts with your toothbrush!
The toothbrush aisle at the grocery store can be overwhelming! To help, here is some information that you may want to consider the next time you are on the quest for a new toothbrush.


Sizetoothbrush replacement
• The perfect sized toothbrush will have easy access to all areas of your mouth and all surfaces of your teeth.
• For most people, a toothbrush head that is about half an inch wide and an inch tall is ideal.
• While large toothbrush heads are available, they may not allow you to access hard to reach places such as the sides and backs of your molars.
• A toothbrush should never look like a centipede!
Bristles
• Tooth brushes come with different levels of nylon-brushes. Most of the time, the options are extra soft, soft, medium, and hard.
• Toothbrushes with soft bristles are the way to go because depending on how vigorously you brush your teeth, a hard or medium brush can damage your gums by tearing the gum surfaces, or your teeth’s roots.
American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance:
• Electric toothbrushes are superior to manual ones! They come in a range of costs and don’t have to be expensive to be effective. Make sure to look for a rechargeable electric toothbrush.
• The American Dental Association announces that the only toothbrush to receive their seal of approval is the Oral-B powered toothbrushes. We are proud to carry them in our office for your purchase.
If you have any question, give us a call at Bennett & Jones Dental Care 765.455.4270!

Dr. Jones is an alumna of Indiana University, Bloomington and a 1997 graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She has practiced dentistry in Howard County for more than 21 years. Dr. Jones has completed comprehensive implant surgery training including implant placement, CT/computer guided implant surgery and restoration. 
Dr. Jones is a past president of the Howard County Dental Society and of the Wabash Valley Dental Society and a member of the Implant Restorative Study Club in Indianapolis. For 10 years, she has served as a board member of Dentists Delivering Smiles of Howard County and serves on the board of Project Access of Howard County. In 2016, Dr. Jones received the Honor Dentist Award.