What type of toothbrush should I use?
Due to the wide variety of shapes, sizes and models of toothbrushes on the market, it is sometimes difficult to decide what type of dental buy brush. At the time of choosing your toothbrush, these are details to consider:
- Most professionals agree that medium hard brushes are ideal for removing plaque and food debris. Choose small brush head to reach all areas of the mouth, including hard to reach back teeth.
- Regarding the type of brush handle (anti-slip or flexible neck), head shape (tapered or rectangular), and model filaments (corrugated, flat, dome-shaped cut), choose according to your comfort and dentist recommendation. The best toothbrush is the one that fits your mouth and allows you to easily reach all teeth.
- Some people prefer to use an electric toothbrush. The electric brush can clean teeth better, especially for people who are struggling to make a good brushing or have some limited manual dexterity.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Replacing your brush should be done when the filaments are well worn or every three months. It is important to change toothbrushes after a cold since the filaments accumulate germs that can lead to reinfection.