Tips for choosing a suitable toothbrush

May 23, 2018 2:57 pm

Choosing the right toothbrush is very important because it is the main instrument through which we can perform a proper oral hygiene of the dental surfaces without mistreating them.

How to choose a suitable toothbrush? An appropriate toothbrush must meet the following characteristics:

  • The bristles should have nylon fibre for smooth consistency, grouped in tufts aligned parallel to each other, of equal length and rounded ends for gentle cleaning without damaging the soft tissue. Moreover, the bristles should be organized in slightly separated tufts to allow a greater action, curving when necessary to allow the brush to reach zones that would not otherwise be reached.
  • Length of the brush head should cover approximately two to three teeth in order to perform an effective cleaning of several teeth at once.
  • A rounded head preferably with a soft texture in order to reach all the dental surfaces comfortably without damaging the gums.
  • Toothbrush handle should be a sufficient length and thickness for a comfortable grip. Furthermore, the handle needs to have an anti-slip feature in order to maintain the grip of the brush even with wet hands, or if toothpaste or saliva falls on the handle when brushing.
  • It is recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 months or sooner if the bristles become worn and have lost their characteristic of being aligned in parallel.
  • Both the manual and electric toothbrush enable us to perform appropriate oral hygiene if following a good brushing technique.

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