Tips for choosing a toothbrush

Tips for choosing a toothbrush

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When choosing a toothbrush, most people do not pay attention to the type of toothbrush that will be most suitable for them. Some may be loyal to a certain brand, while others will be price sensitive. There are a number of factors to consider when replacing your old toothbrush. Try to replace it every three to four months or when it starts to show wear.

Soft or hard bristles on the brush

It is common knowledge among dental professionals that brushes with soft bristles (S) are preferable compare to those with hard bristles (H), as the latter can cause gum irritation. A "medium" (M) hardness toothbrush is a good option, but it's good to consult your dentist about what is right for you.

What brush size should we choose?

Size matters. Choose a toothbrush head size that can scrub at least one tooth at a time. The brush head should fit comfortably in your mouth and reach all the teeth easily. For example, a child's toothbrush is inappropriate for an adult and vice versa.

The handle

It seems like there are so many options when it comes to a brush handle. It can be confusing with such a large selection. Simply put, a handle that fits comfortably in your hand and is easy to move when washing - that's what you need! If you already have one that you like, you can stick with that model, but the other criteria must be met.


You probably want to get the most out of what you get and what you paid for. The heads are not designed to clean hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Supermarkets often offer discounts on quality branded toothbrushes. You can benefit.

A mechanical or electric toothbrush

People who have difficulty using a manual toothbrush (such as someone with arthritis) may feel more comfortable with an electric toothbrush.