The shape of the handle does not affect the effectiveness of brushing, but in the comfort when brushing teeth. Currently many brushes on the slip materials carry handle, and is adapting its shape to make it more comfortable brushing and no sudden movements unforeseen occur.
In the case of children, it is best to use a brush that has a thick handle.
Another option available are electric toothbrushes. The American Dental Association has emphasized the following aspects relating to safety and efficacy, which should consider before purchasing:
- That your electrical component is safe.
- Not detrimental to the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity.
- Offering assurance sufficiency and cleaning efficiency.
- To report adequately on possible complications arising from incorrect use.
Despite the various studies conducted have not found a significant difference between manual and electric toothbrush when remove plaque. However, it is advisable to use the electric toothbrush in the case of individuals with little skill in managing conventional brush or is not motivated.
Even taking into account the characteristics described, as I said the dental hygienist “There is no scientific evidence that tells us that a specific type of design of a toothbrush is significantly higher than in other remove plaque. […] Any design toothbrush is useful to perform adequate oral hygiene long as its handling is convenient and timely motivated.”