With so many toothbrush choices on the market, it’s easy to get confused when trying to choose one for you or your family.

Here are some simple guides that will help you decide which toothbrush is right for all of your dental needs.

How to choose the correct size of your toothbrush:

If you are an adult 24 years of age or older, choose toothbrushes that have a small head with soft bristles. This toothbrush size is best for individuals who brush their teeth twice a day.

The advantages of the soft toothbrush bristles are that they are:

– Gentle on tooth enamel and gums

– Less likely to cause tooth abrasion

All tooth brushes have handle sizes. The size of the toothbrush handle you choose is up to you. If you are a smaller person with small hands, choose a toothbrush with a shorter handle. If you have larger hands or prefer larger toothbrushes, pick one that has a longer length. Both will do just fine no matter what your age is! It’s all about preference. Just remember not to go too big or too small for your mouth! Too big will give

First Time Toothbrush Buyers:

– If you haven’t bought toothbrushes in the past and want to buy toothbrushes for your family , purchase toothbrushes with soft bristles. These toothbrushes are great for beginners because they gently clean all areas of the teeth while preventing gum recession .

Electric toothbrush or traditional toothbrush, which is better?

– There are advantages to both toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes have a timer and they will pulsate as you brush to ensure that you get the dental hygiene your teeth need .

Manual brushing means you need to be more aware of how hard or aggressive you brush to ensure you don’t damage the enamel, and you should also keep a timer to ensure you brush for the correct amount of time.

Special toothbrush care:

  • Brush often to prevent tooth decay yet, don’t overdo it!
  • Over brushing can cause irritation/soreness in the gums and wear out toothbrush bristles faster.
  • Try not to brush more then four times a day at your most. Make sure your toothbrush dries completely before putting it away too!
  • Don’t put your toothbrush in an airtight container otherwise mold will grow, which can cause health issues.

How often should I change my toothbrush head?

Toothbrush heads need to be changed every three months or when toothbrush bristles are worn.

This is because toothbrush bristles wear out over time and can start to irritate your gums, which causes early tooth and gum disease
Be sure to check the toothbrush head of your tooth brush often for signs of wear
Once purchased, toothbrushes should be stored in a cool dry place where it will not get wet or damaged such as bathroom cabinets.

Is there a preferred toothbrush material?

Toothbrush heads are made of a variety of materials, from 100 percent nylon to plastic.

How does the toothbrush head shape affect cleaning?

Toothbrush heads have different shapes and sizes – some upright, some flat, others with round or pointed ends. Tips should be as small and rounded as possible with little gaps between the toothbrush bristles especially towards the neck where plague can hide.

With this knowledge at hand, making choosing a toothbrush should now be much easier! However, if you are still unsure simply ask the dental specialists at Bright Smiles and we will be happy to provide you with the right personal advice for you.