With the wide array of toothbrushes available in the market and new toothbrush technologies coming out every year recommended by dentists in landau scrubs, it can be very confusing to pick the right toothbrush for you. Picking the right toothbrush is just as important as brushing your teeth regularly-not only will the right toothbrush make it more pleasurable to brush your teeth but it will also clean your teeth and gums better and lessen the chances of tooth decay, tartar, plaque, and gum disease. Below are some tips on choosing the perfect toothbrush.
Go for soft
When it comes to picking a toothbrush, the softer the bristles the better. Some people prefer stiff bristles because they think that like household brushes, stiff bristles can do the job better and faster. However, stiff bristles are harsh on the gums and can make them bleed. Soft bristles are easy on the gums but give sufficient stimulation. If you feel that a toothbrush with soft bristles isn’t doing the work, you can opt for medium bristles instead.
Nylon over natural
Toothbrush made from nylon bristles have been tried and tested and there are a lot of research backing its effectiveness and safeness. While there are natural toothbrush products proliferating in the market, there is little known about their effectiveness. Most of the research done on them are made or sponsored by the companies who are selling them. Also, these natural toothbrushes tend to cost more and wear out faster than nylon toothbrush. To be sure, look for a toothbrush with an ADA seal of approval.
When choosing a toothbrush, choose one that has a relatively smaller head than one that is big. This is so because smaller toothbrush heads can more easily reach the back areas of the teeth. Toothbrushes with big heads make it harder to angle the toothbrush for cleaning hard-to-reach areas, especially if you have a small mouth. Choose a toothbrush size accordingly.
Choose a toothbrush with a comfortable handle and one that is easy to maneuver. You will have to test it out with your own hand as comfort will differ from one person to the next. Also, choose a handle that comes with an easy-grip so that the toothbrush does not slip easily especially when wet. These toothbrush handles usually have ridges or contours that will make it non-slip. It is also best to get a toothbrush that is angled or curved as opposed to having a straight handle. This way, it is easier to reach inside and brush the sides of the molars and the backend of the mouth.
An electric brush can make brushing easier and more fun for those who find it a chore to brush their teeth. Electric toothbrushes also tend to clean better because people brush longer with it and the vibrations loosen the debris and plaque better. There are electric toothbrushes that come with a timer so that you know when to shift and get a thorough cleaning. Get one that is rechargeable so that you won’t have to spend on batteries every time.