Brushing our teeth twice a day is part of our routine, but many people still do not know how to choose the ideal toothbrush. There are so many types and sizes that you can get confused and undecided very often. The same toothbrush that is important to keep your teeth clean, can also be the villain of the story. Knowing how to choose the right toothbrush is just as important as brushing your teeth properly, so read this article and learn how to choose the best option.
Soft bristles – The texture and quality of the bristles is important to prevent damage to the gums and teeth. The brushes of medium and hard bristles generate the wear of a tooth’s surface and cause the appearance of gum recessions. There are patients with good oral hygiene, but with some injuries caused by choosing the wrong toothbrush, so it is important that the brush has soft, rounded and polishes bristles.
Size matters – The size and shape of the toothbrush head are also very important. Toothbrushes with a big head generally block the cleaning at the back of the mouth, mainly behind the last tooth. Choose a toothbrush with a smallish head.
Durability – The bristles tend to deform with use. At the first sign of deformation, replace your toothbrush. The average time of deformation is around three months, but in some cases after only one month the brush is fully deformed and must be replaced. If it’s deforming quickly, this can also be a sign you’re brushing too hard. Read our tooth brushing guide for tips.
What about electric toothbrushes? “This option is recommended for patients with reduced manual dexterity. In these cases the electric toothbrush is indicated and works very well”, explains Dr. Rozelle Owens. For people without motivation, who do not like brushing their teeth, an electric toothbrush can be an attractive tool, but it is not true that the electric toothbrush efficiency surpasses the conventional brush for people with normal motor skills. The same applies to the use of electric toothbrushes for children. “They need to develop the ability to brush their teeth manually, without the interference of the electric toothbrush, it’s an important skill to master”, declare Owens.
At D4Dentist, we recommend Curaprox toothbrush. They have 36 different colour combinations and are considered the best toothbrush by the vast majority of the scientific community, clinical dentists and users. The brushes are effective due to their large amount of bristles (over five thousand); they are atraumatic by the presence of the ultra-soft bristles and they are highly accepted for not damaging the gums and do not cause abrasion of tooth enamel in the long term.
The most important advice is to use a toothbrush that fits well in your mouth and it reaches all teeth. Moreover, remember: a good brushing does not dispense the flossing!
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