For most of us, choose a toothbrush is as simple as breath. All the different toothbrushes in the supermarket look the same to you. So is this the truth? Not exactly. The truth is not all toothbrushes are good for your teeth. How do you choose your toothbrush? I guess most people choose a toothbrush in five ways. Color, brand, bristle strength, and price.
To choose the best toothbrush, you should consider five factors, it should be the size of the toothbrush head, the type of bristles, bristle tips, handle, and manual or electric toothbrush.
The size of the toothbrush
The size of the toothbrush head is important. It can affect the quality of your brushing. The best size is a head that can brush two teeth at a time, allow you to clean the back of teeth, make it easy to clean those hard to clean places in your mouth. Not forget the handle, it is easy to grip and long enough to comfortably hold in your hand. The handle allows you to brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle.
Bristles come in three different types-soft, medium and hard. Soft nylon is the best way to choose. That’s because they won’t damage your gum if you brush too hard. Your gum is very weak because of sugary foods, acidic drinks, or poor oral care. Using a toothbrush with medium or hard bristles can make things worse.
The shape of bristles
Tips of toothbrush bristles come in two different shapes rounded and straight. You may have never realized that, and it may not seem like a big deal. The bristle shape has a huge impact on your oral health. Straight bristles may clean your teeth, but the jagged tips are more likely to damage your gums by cutting them, which can increase the chance of infection and inflammation. That’s why we suggest you buy a toothbrush with rounded bristles. Not only will they help protect your gums from infections and inflammation, but they are also the best option if you have sensitive gums.
An ergonomically designed toothbrush is important for children and people who have trouble holding things. The children in developing motor skills. These specially designed toothbrushes can bend and flex, which is easy in cleaning those hard-to-reach areas. You should also buy a toothbrush that’s easy to grip. Look for one with a handle long enough to comfortably hold in your hand. It is recommended to brush for at least 2 minutes a day, if you have an uncomfortable toothbrush this 2 minute is going to feel a lot longer with an uncomfortable handle!
Manual Or Electric Toothbrush?
This is a controversial topic. But it is easy for me. Whether it’s an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush, as long as you have a good brushing technique, you can brush your teeth clean. If you have a bad brushing technique, even the best toothbrush can’t help you. Why is that? Please click on my next blog.