There are many types of toothbrushes that are available, they all do their own job. The correct tooth brush can make brushing your teeth both fun, and to suit your needs according to what oral care you’re in need of – so keep reading…
What are the different types of toothbrushes?
Rechargeable Electric Toothbrushes
These plug into the wall and use electric from the mains to keep the charge going. The brush heads are advised to be replaced every three months for maximum protection against bacteria.
The heads are designed to clean each tooth individually; taking the effort out of your brushing routine.
Battery operated Electric Toothbrushes
These require AA batteries that can to be replaced in some models; they have an on/off or a +/- button located on the side of the handle.
Also, they are of a similar design to the manual toothbrushes but give just enough vibration to add extra clean to your daily brushing routine.
Regular Manual Toothbrushes
These are basic toothbrushes that do not require any power sources for usage, they’re cost effective and and easily attainable. There are a lot of advantages when opting for
After covering the first three types of toothbrushes on this list, which one is the kind of toothbrush to get?
A child’s tooth brush is the softest kind of tooth brush you can get. They’re fun and uniquely designed to suit your child’s (or your’s) interested.
It’s also great for those dealing with tooth sensitivity. A dentist may advise a toothbrush with extra-soft bristles if you are showing signs of enamel erosion – a children’s tooth brush is a great example of the kind of brush they’d advise.
Similarly, those who whiten their teeth will also find that using this type of toothbrush will come in handy as part of their whitening routine.
Read more tips on treating tooth sensitivity to eliminate the problem – a little change to your dental routine can make all the difference.
Knowing how to clean a denture is important as it improves the longevity of said denture. Saving you money and/or saving you time by avoiding the need for an appointment.
Denture brushes are designed to effectively clean the denture while protecting it – rough bristles have the opposite effect.
Dentures are far softer than natural teeth; a brush that’s ergonomically designed for the denture is a must.
A lot of the time those with braces will be recommended interdental brushes – but they’re great for other reasons.
Not only are they a substitute for floss, they’re excellent for reaching places that a genetic toothbrush won’t reach. As in, overlaps, small gaps and overcrowding. Having straight teeth does many things for your oral health, and overall confidence.
There are many reasons for teeth to be straight, saving the extra effort of needing to clean all the awkward nooks is just one of many.
What toothbrush would work best for you?
- Rechargeable/battery operated toothbrushes – Children (look into why electric toothbrushes are good for children for detail). Those with weaker enamel as they rid your teeth of bacteria more efficiently than a manual toothbrush – bacteria allows for tooth decay to develop.
- Manual toothbrush – travellers, someone on a budget, as a spare/backup.
- Children’s toothbrush – children, those prone to tooth sensitivity, teeth whitener users.
- Denture toothbrush – denture wearers.
- Interdental toothbrush – those with braces, those with overlaps/gaps in teeth, as a floss replacement
How to the perfect tooth brush for yourself?
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