Los Algodones Dentists Guide

How to Choose the Ideal Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth properly every day, at least twice a day is primordial for you to keep a good oral health.

There are many important reasons why brushing your teeth every day with toothpaste its primordial for your oral health. Brushing your teeth keeps away the bacteria that cause bad breath and it also contributes to the prevention of tooth decay, gum disease, the build up of plaque on the teeth, etc. It is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day (after waking up and before going to bed), but it would be ideal if you can use a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your teeth after every meal to avoid the build up of plaque and bacteria in the mouth and teeth that can lead to the proliferation of oral health issues.

The election of the type of toothbrush you use to clean your teeth and tongue it’s also a very important factor that affects the good hygiene of your mouth, that’s why we want to give some recommendations about how to pick the best type of toothbrush to keep a good dental hygiene.

Follow these tips and choose the perfect toothbrush:

  • A good toothbrush must be able to remove well the plaque and food debris from your teeth and gum line, for this, the professionals recommend using a soft-bristled brush because it is best for removing the particles that remain in the teeth and gum line and that causes the proliferation of bacteria and oral health issues. A toothbrush must have sof-bristles that are gentle to your teeth and gums as well.
  • There are some areas of the mouth that can be hard to reach and clean with your toothbrush like the back teeth. A small-headed toothbrush can help reach those difficult areas and remove the plaque and food debris, keeping the area well cleaned.
  • About the type of handle of a toothbrush, you can find two available options in the market, one that contains a non-slip grip and another one with a flexible neck. The non-slip grip can make it easier to hold your toothbrush if it is wet, but in this case, any of the available options you pick can do a good function cleaning your teeth. Just remember to hold your toothbrush gently while cleaning your teeth and gum to avoid causing any abrasion.
  • When buying a toothbrush make sure that it fits your mouth well and also allows you to clean and reach all of your teeth without any problem.
  • If you have difficulties to brush your teeth or any limited manual dexterity a powered toothbrush can help you, in fact, some professionals think that this type of toothbrush does a better job cleaning the teeth.
  • A toothbrush with angled bristles can remove easily the plaque from the spots that are normally hard to reach.

Additionally, of theses tips, it is very important to change your toothbrush with frequency when it shows the first signs of wear. An old toothbrush instead of removing the plaque and bacteria from the mouth can transfer them to it, causing oral health complications.