How to choose the right toothbrush

Have you ever stood in the toothbrush aisle at the supermarket and felt a bit overwhelmed and puzzled about what toothbrush to choose?

  • The pink one or the blue one?
  • The soft, medium, or hard-bristled?
  • The one with the tongue or the cheek cleaner?
  • The good old manual brush or the fancy high tech electric toothbrush?
  • There are so many different options that do so many different things out there right?

So what toothbrush should you choose? Let us help

Choosing the right brush can make a significant impact on your oral health.

But choosing the wrong brush can

  • Cause gum irritation, which can lead to gum inflammation and receding gums.
  • Wear away tooth enamel, causing tooth erosion and teeth sensitivity.
  • Plaque buildup, which can cause unwanted decay.

Many people when brushing scrub vigorously, because that’s what you do when you’re giving something a good clean right? Well not in this case when it comes to your teeth and gums it will cause more damage than good and choosing the right brush will help correct your brushing technique.

So when looking for a toothbrush what should you look for?

Studies have shown that people who use an electric toothbrush have healthier gums and less tooth decay. They make brushing simple and assist you in stopping the vigorous scrubbing that causes accidental damage to your teeth and gums.

When choosing your electric toothbrush look for

  • A pressure sensor – a sensor light that will flash if using the brush too hard.
  • A soft-bristled brush head – this avoids causing gum irritation and is gentle on tooth enamel.
  • An oscillating head – for better cleaning results.
  • Changeable brush head – so you can replace the head every 3 months, when the bristles start to fray or after you have been sick.

Here at 32 Gems Dental Care our favored electric toothbrush for home use, that we recommend to patients is the Oral B Pro 2 2000. This brush usually sells for around $145, a good price compared to some. It checks off all the boxes for the above list and is a brilliant investment for your oral health.

Now you have the information you need to stop that confusing moment in the toothbrush aisle or better yet you can give us a call, email, or text and we can have one in the practice waiting for you to pick up on your next dental visit.

Please feel free to get in touch for any more information.