The quest for a healthy-looking smile begins and ends with taking care of your teeth. Not to state the obvious, but taking care starts with brushing, and brushing starts with, well, a toothbrush. Similar to choosing beauty tools, selecting a toothbrush is equal parts essential and overwhelming if you’re trying to discern which will give you the sparkliest smile. “Rule of thumb: An electric toothbrush with soft bristles is always better than a regular toothbrush,” insists New York City-based aesthetic dentist Michael Apa. Marc Lowenberg, a cosmetic dentist in New York City, agrees on the electric toothbrush front — especially if you don’t always clock in the recommended number of brushing sessions. “If you’re not one who is good with keeping up with brushing twice daily, it’s great to get an electric toothbrush to make sure all spots are reached and plaque is removed before turning into tartar,” he advises. We asked the pros to fill us in on the latest brushing buzz. Below, the crème de la crème for keeping your teeth in smiling shape.
March 27, 2018