If you’re looking to buy a new toothbrush, you probably want to ensure that you’re choosing the one that suits you best. Continue reading for some tips on how to buy the best toothbrush for you.
Manual Toothbrush or Electric Toothbrush?
The first thing you’ll have to consider before purchasing your next toothbrush is whether you’re looking for a manual or electric model.
Is one inherently better than the other? It’s a tricky question; while electric toothbrushes have proven to do a bit of a better job at removing plaque, it’s generally accepted that how well a toothbrush performs is based upon its user.
While electric toothbrushes do provide more features that make it easier to maintain your oral health, a manual brush can hold its own when properly used, as well.
It comes down to user preference and brushing habits; if you tend to press too hard on your gums while brushing, don’t brush as thoroughly as you should, or have a hard time brushing for the recommended amount of time, an electric brush may be for you.
Choosing the Best Brush for You
When choosing the best toothbrush for you, keep the following things in mind:
- Bristles: Toothbrushes come in a variety of soft, medium, or hard bristles. It’s generally recommended for soft bristles in most cases, as many people have a tendency to brush too hard without noticing. Using a brush with harder bristles can increase the chances of damage occurring to the enamel or gum tissue.
- Size: If the head of your toothbrush is too large, it may prevent you from reaching all of the areas inside your mouth for thorough cleaning. It’s recommended that most adults opt for a brush that is one half inch wide and one inch tall.
- ADA Seal: Look for the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval when purchasing your next toothbrush.
Choosing the best toothbrush comes down to your personal preference and use tendencies. Speak with your dentist or dental hygienist for help determining which type of brush may be best for you.
For more information or to get scheduled for an appointment in our Robstown, Tx dental office, give us a call at 361-933-0124.