Is your toothbrush soft? Small? If you have answered yes to both then right from the start you are on the right track.
Tips to consider when buying your next toothbrush:
- Your toothbrush should be soft
A soft toothbrush will lead to a much gentler clean, meaning much less risk of damage to the teeth and gums. Be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking that harder bristles and hard scrubbing will give a better result. The softer the bristles, the more flexible they will be around the contours of the teeth, and they will be able to reach into the sulcus of the gums.
- Your toothbrush should be small
The mouth is only a small opening with restricted space. No matter how old you are, the smaller the toothbrush head, the more it will be capable of reaching those hard to access spaces. The more you are able to reach into all the nooks and crannies around the mouth the less likely you are to develop decay or gum disease in those areas.
- Your toothbrush can be manual or electric
Whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush comes down to personal preference at the end of the day. If you choose an electric toothbrush, be sure to purchase a rechargeable brush. Battery powered toothbrushes are not recommended as they tend to run out of power quite quickly. At Corner 32 Dental, we prefer electric toothbrushes that have a round head which vibrates, oscillates and spins around.