With so many sizes, colors, shapes and types available, picking a toothbrush may seem like a daunting task.
First and foremost, the size of the toothbrush head makes a difference.
You should pick one that matches the size of your mouth. If you have a really small mouth, your best bet may be a children’s toothbrush to ensure you reach all the teeth in your mouth and not hurt your gums.
Second, check the number of tufts and the strength of the bristles – fine, medium or hard. Most people will use fine or medium bristles. Hard bristles are more for people who have reduced dexterity.
Third, changing your toothbrush on a regular basis – every two to four months or when the bristles are bent and worn down – is necessary.
While there is not much difference in how well an electric, or rotary, toothbrush cleans your teeth versus a manual one, you can cover more areas of your mouth in less time.
Each brand of electric toothbrush is different. Cost may be a factor in which electric toothbrush you choose. But sometimes, the most expensive ones are no better than the less expensive models.
Again, people with reduced dexterity will find it easier to brush between their teeth with a electric toothbrush.
Remember to be careful and not harm your teeth and gums by pressing too hard. Let the rotary toothbrush do the work.
Changing the ends and tips (brushes) of your electric toothbrush on a regular basis – every two to four months or when they wear down – is necessary .
In the end, whichever toothbrush you choose, make sure that it’s the one that you are most comfortable with and fits the size of your mouth.