All of us brush our teeth daily, hopefully. Tooth brushing is such an ingrained habit, few people think twice about it. But as with any habit, you can get sloppy, and that can lead to cavities and gum disease. And with so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing.
Here are some suggestions, when you select a toothbrush:
- A soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth.
- Small-headed brushes are preferable, since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth.
- When it comes to the type of handle (such as non-slip grip or flexible neck) pick whatever is most comfortable for you.
The best toothbrush is one that fits your mouth and allows you to reach all teeth easily.
For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can clean your teeth better, particularly for those who have difficulty in brushing or who have limited manual dexterity, meaning who find it difficult to perform task especially using hands.
The next question that may would like to know is – How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush when it begins to show wear, or every three months, whichever comes first. It is also very important to change toothbrushes after you have had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.
Change toothbrushes after you have had a cold, since the bristles can collect germs that can lead to reinfection.