What Kind of Toothbrush Should You Use?
How to pick a Toothbrush:
The first thing to consider in choosing a toothbrush is how well the brush fits your mouth. Do you need a large toothbrush, small toothbrush, or something in between? Different toothbrushes also provide a variation of angles which work better for different people.
The type of bristles on your toothbrush is also very important. They should be soft or extra soft bristles so they can reach and curve around your teeth and do a better job of cleaning. Medium or hard bristles tend to just clean the rounded surface of your teeth, they wear your teeth down more, and they're not as good for your gums as a soft brush.
You may choose to buy an electronic or manual toothbrush. I would recommend buying multiple heads (soft) if you choose electric, or buy your toothbrushes in bulk if you choose a normal manual brush. I suggest this because your brushes will wear out, they'll become tattered, and they stop doing a good job cleaning. I'd say you should swap out your toothbrush every 4-6 weeks.
In the end, the most important factor is how much time you spend brushing your teeth. Whether you use a manual or electronic toothbrush, you should always brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes. You need to be able to spend the proper amount of time brushing to make sure you can clean your teeth.
So....Make sure you remember these 4 things:
- The size of toothbrush you need...Large, small, medium size...does one angle work better for you then others?
- Make sure you buy a toothbrush with soft or extra soft bristles.
- Make sure to swap your toothbrush out every 4-6 weeks as they wear out.
- The greatest toothbrush in the world won't work unless you give it enough time to clean your teeth and mouth...at least 2 minutes.