Choosing a Toothbrush

Before choosing the correct brush, the most basic requirement is to brush twice or thrice a day to keep your teeth healthy. Anyways, it is not very easy to choose the right toothbrush, and the best way to get the right brush is to ask your dentist about it. 

Tips On What You Should Look for While Choosing a Toothbrush

A Brush with a Small Head and Well-Designed Bristles

A small head is essential for the brush to go to the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Remember it is very necessary to brush every surface of your teeth to have a healthy oral condition.

Soft Bristles

Your teeth need gentle care for their hard surfaces. Soft bristles provide the right pressure necessary on the teeth and gums. Hard bristles can only do more damage than care.

Comfortable Handle

A rubber grip helps you brush comfortably without having the brush slip out of your hands.

Manual Or Electric Toothbrush: Which is Better?

Our dental team highly recommends an electric toothbrush with better pulsations to break through plaque. Many advanced models have timers in them to remind you to brush longer. You can also keep a manual brush just in case this one breaks down. 

However, both a manual and an electric toothbrush can do the same amount of work if you follow the correct brushing technique. A brush should be able to remove plaque build-up and keep your gums healthy, whether it is a manual one or an electric one.  

Angled Vs. Straight Bristles

Straight bristles are good enough; however, a toothbrush with angled bristles can provide greater contact with your teeth. In addition, they can clean up all the nooks and corners and even lift plaque and food particles from the tough spots.

Toothbrush For Children

Children often refuse to brush their teeth, so it is important to instill in them the importance of regular brushing. Choose one that they can hold properly, with different colors and shapes to excite them about brushing. But also remember to keep in mind the following suggestions:

  • Look out for a brush with an ADA Seal of Approval.
  • Pick a child-sized brush with soft bristles.

Finding a toothbrush is not as easy as we think, right? No more worries. Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, offers expert dental care solutions including proper dental health advice like choosing the right toothbrush. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website to schedule appointments and know more about it from our experts. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.


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