21 Dec HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST TOOTHBRUSH
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST TOOTHBRUSH
There are many kinds of toothbrush, from various sizes and with bristles with different textures and hardness. In this post we tell you how to choose the best toothbrush for each patient.
The aim of brushing our teeth is to have a good dental health, to get rid of plaque and to prevent tooth decay as well as gingivitis. Given the wide range of options, we may have our doubts when it comes to choosing the best one for us: How should we choose our toothbrush?
There is not such thing as a perfect toothbrush. What we have to know is which one suits us better. A person may have one or even two suitable toothbrush that he or she would use alternately. Therefore, the best way of knowing which toothbrush suits you better is to ask your dentist.
Toothbrushes bristles can be made of different materials and have different levels of hardness. Regardless of the type of toothbrush, they don’t cause any abrasion to the tooth surface, but toothpastes do, and for this reason it is important to carefully choose yours.
The main kinds of toothbrush are as follows:
They usually have three or four rows of bristles. There are different kinds:
Medium: this is the most commonly used toothbrush.
Hard: this toothbrush is used by people who have a healthy mouth and not very sensitive teeth.
Soft: this toothbrush is used by people with sensitive teeth, gingivitis or other dental health problems.
We should change our manual toothbrush approximately every four weeks.
They have a longer handle and a longer and finer head, which makes it easier to get to some areas that are less accessible with a traditional toothbrush, such as the wisdom teeth.
Since they are easy to use, they are suitable for people who have had a dental treatment done and people with mental or physical disabilities, since they won’t need any help to use them.
People with sensitive teeth should better use manual toothbrushes.
The interproximal area is the space that there is between the teeth. Patients with a wide interdental area should use this kind of toothbrush. The different sizes adjust to the different width of interdental space.
In the interdental space usually accumulates dental biofilm. The most common pathologies caused by the accumulation of dental biofilm are gingivitis, periodontitis and dental decay.
These toothbrushes are used in order to eliminate the bacterial subgingival plaque –plaque that is under the gums. These toothbrushes are also called sulcular or crevicular. They usually have two or three rows of bristles and are used in cases of gum inflammation and periodontal sulcus.
Orthodontic toothbrushes have a central row of shorter bristles. Patients who are wearing orthodontic appliances should use these toothbrushes, for they are very good for cleaning the braces or any other fixed appliances.
There are other things other than toothbrushes that can help you take care of your mouth, such as dental floss, mouthwashes or tongue cleaners.
Now that you know a little bit more about toothbrushes.
YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST TOOTHBRUSH FOR YOU. ¿WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK THAT SUITS YOU BETTER?