What’s something that most people might not put enough thought into, but use every day? Exactly, their toothbrush! Did you know that choosing the right toothbrush plays a bigger role than you may expect it to?
Firstly, when considering which toothbrush is the best choice to go with, there are a few things to consider: toothbrush type, bristle type, shape and quality. All of these elements come together to ensure the most protective and comfortable option is chosen, which is of utmost importance.
Toothbrush type: Both manual and electric toothbrushes have their pros and cons. Just make sure to ask your dentist which option is best for you personally. Electric toothbrushes can make daily brushing easier, however, they can also cause harm for people that tend to brush for longer periods or more harshly.
Bristle type: In general, soft brushes are the best option to go with as they’re delicate enough to clean the teeth but not damage the gums. For those that brush a bit too hard, harder bristles can augment the damage caused to the gums and teeth – so try to stick to soft bristles!
Shape and quality: You don’t have to break the bank and invest in a high-end toothbrush. By making sure you choose a reputable brand you ensure a trusted level of quality and safety. In terms of shape, choose whatever feels most comfortable when you hold it. This also goes for the shape of the brush head, choose a more rounded, smaller brush head to be able to reach all your teeth and all areas, as well as do the least amount of damage to your gums.