I am very happy with the service I've received so far! From beginning to end very good experience. Their staffs are very friendly.Amelie Parker11 Jun, 2019
Best dentist office I've ever been to. They treat you like family there. Whats best is their honestly and their quality of workEva Taylor11 Jun, 2019
Dr. Jacobs has been our family dentist for just over a year now and we have been so impressed. Her staff makes my kids feel very comfortable during treatment. I was impressed at the level of detail that she provided about our care.Jennifer Compston8 Apr, 2019
I had a dental emergency and could not find a dentist that would get me in but Dr Jacobs did and even stayed an extra 20 mins because I was trying to get there from across town. She took care of me, explained everything and was so kind.... definitely an answer to prayer when I was hurting and truly needed help.The staff was amazing and Dr Jacobs was so patient and detail oriented.... This will be my dentist from now on! Thank you!Janna Hicks2 Apr, 2019
I want to thank Dr Jacobs for always taking the time to care for me and my family members like they were her own. She is one of the most knowable dentist i have been too. Her Staff is always polite and will go out of their way to help with any concerns you may have. Beautiful office. I will only go to NW family dental for me and my family. How wonderful it is to be able to go to a place and feel so comfortable you forget that your at the dentist. great job NW Family Dental!!!!!! 🙂tina greenwell4 Mar, 2019
Oral hygiene is essential for your overall wellbeing, not just your oral health. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for developing certain dangerous health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Brushing regularly is one of the best methods for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However, how do you know which toothbrush is best to use?
Tips for Choosing a Toothbrush
There are specific features to look for in a toothbrush, regardless of whether it is powered or manual. The variety of styles, sizes, and shapes of toothbrushes available can make choosing the right one overwhelming. Here’s what to look for:
Expert recommendations. Look for powered or manual toothbrushes with the American Dental Association Seal of Approval. You can also ask your dentist for a recommendation to ensure your toothbrush has passed quality control tests for safety and cleaning effectiveness.
Bristle options. Manual toothbrushes or replacement heads for your electric toothbrush are available with hard, medium, or soft nylon bristles. Soft bristles are the safest and most comfortable option for most people. You could damage the enamel protecting your teeth, root surface, and gums depending on the strength of the bristles and how vigorously you brush your teeth. Rounded bristle tips offer even more protection.
Toothbrush head size. The best size of toothbrush head is one that permits easy access to the surfaces of all your teeth. A toothbrush head that’s one-inch tall and a half-inch wide is easy to use for most adults and can reach all of your teeth efficiently. The toothbrush should have a long enough handle to hold it comfortably in your hand.
Make sure to replace your toothbrush every three months or when it begins to show wear, whichever comes first. It is also vital to replace your toothbrush after you’ve had a cold because the bristles can accumulate bacteria and result in reinfection.