How do you usually choose the right toothbrush for you and your family? Do you go for the toothbrushes on promotion or grab the brands you are familiar with? Or maybe you pick the one that appeals to you aesthetically?
Unsurprisingly, none of these shopping strategies will guide you to get toothbrushes best suited for you and your family. Today, we will share with you our top 5 tips for choosing the right toothbrush for yourself and your family.
Tip #1: Soft bristles is the way to go
Brushing gently with toothbrushes which come with soft and rounded bristles is often recommended by dentists. It is effective enough to remove plaque or debris that can become lodged between the teeth and won’t hurt your gums and sensitive areas of your mouth. A medium or hard-bristled toothbrush can cause damage to the gums and wear down the protective enamel of teeth, especially if you brush vigorously.
Tip #2: Choosing a suitable toothbrush head shape & size
Take into consideration the toothbrush’s head shape and size when selecting one. The shape of the toothbrush may not be suitable for the shape of your mouth. A toothbrush size that is suitable will allow the bristle to comfortably reach your molars, can easily fit into the mouth and brush one to two teeth at a time.
Checking if you cover every tooth as you brush in front of the mirror is a good way of checking if your toothbrush head is suitable for you or it is time to switch.
Tip #3: Get kids toothbrushes for babies and young kids
Do get baby toothbrushes with soft bristles for infants and toddlers. Babies have smaller heads thus need much smaller toothbrushes to clean their teeth properly. Choose a toothbrush with a thicker handle, preferably with rubber, so it is easier for kids to grip.
It can be a fun activity to let young kids choose their own new toothbrush. They can choose their favourite colours or cartoons. They will be more excited to brush their teeth!
Tip #4: Try out electric-powered toothbrushes
Powered toothbrush and manually brushing are both effective methods to clean your teeth. The key difference with a powered toothbrush is easier to brush more thoroughly and takes a shorter time to do the job.
Tip #5: Don’t scrimp to save a few dollars and buy the cheap no-name dollar-store toothbrushes
You will risk incurring costly dental treatments after. The toothbrushes could be made of inferior or even unsafe materials. You are inserting the toothbrush into your mouth at least twice a day. It is definitely
At the end of the day, remember the basics. If you feel comfortable using your current toothbrush, stick to it. Do change it every 3 months or after you’ve had a cold. The bristles can collect germs which can lead to reinfection.
If you have any questions or wish to get more information, please feel free to contact us.
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