- On September 14, 2017
- Dental Care, Dental Products
Whenever you are in the grocery store, and you remember that you need to buy a toothbrush, how do you choose which one to buy? You find yourself in an aisle with rack after rack of toothbrushes in various shapes, colors, and sizes. Some toothbrushes are electronic while others are the traditional type. With the numerous toothbrush options available in the market, how do you know that you’re buying the right one?
When it comes to your oral health care, dentists recommend that you remember these tips to help you choose the right one:
Tip 1: Choose the Soft Ones
Soft-bristled toothbrushes have been the recommendation of most dental professionals. The soft bristles help clean the teeth without causing damage to its natural enamel leading to sensitive teeth. Also, soft-bristled toothbrushes are the best because they do not harm the gums, which is what holds the teeth in place. Healthy teeth and gums should always be the priority when it comes to choosing the toothbrush you buy.
Tip 2: Pick the Right Size
There are small toothbrushes, medium ones and larger ones. The right shape and size will depend on what is most comfortable for you. Does it fit in your mouth comfortably and does it reach the more difficult areas in the mouth.
Tip 3: Manual or Electric?
Either is good but it can be a matter of preference. Manual brushes are the standard. Some people feel an electronic toothbrush more do a more thorough job since they can hold it in place longer than the manual. For your kids, if a manual one makes brushing a challenge, try an electric one. It might get them excited. A good electric toothbrush may provide that extra motivation to keep them brushing. When choosing an electric toothbrush, consider battery, cost, quality and replace-ability (ie: some brushes only need to replace the bristles tips, others the entire brush portion).
Finding the right dental products and oral health care accessories plays a big role in keeping the teeth and the gums in perfectly healthy condition.