If you are wondering exactly How To Choose a Toothbrush keep reading…

I went in search of the top opinions from the teeth people to find out what they recommend to care for natural teeth. Dentures are a conversation for a different time. A video and a few suggestions and you’ll have some answers to help you.

 choose a toothbrush 

 

 

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Dental Floss 

Mouthwash

These are the tools recommended. Tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss and mouth wash. Simple right? No! If you’ve tried to buy any of these items you know that there are a hundred different choices, and then you get to colors. Where to begin?

Choosing a tooth brush

For the purpose of this discussion we will not talk about electric brushes. In my experience, one brush seems (in my simple mind) so work as well as any other. Some, because of the extra design in the bristles, I enjoy them more. These are the professionally important factors:

The softer the better:  There is virtually no reason to brush your teeth with a course toothbrush. It’s like washing your face with a steel wool.

Nylon fibers:  There are many environmentally friendly, natural fiber brushes available; however, these brushes have not yet been approved by the ADA, and the long term effects are uncertain.

Size matters:   Your tooth brush head should be easy to maneuver around you mouth. If you are having trouble brushing the tight spots or getting a good angle on your gums, buy a smaller head brush.

Handle with care: When buying a brush, hold it like you are brushing your teeth. Is it comfortable. You know that the amount of time you spend doing something is directly related to how comfortable you are doing it.

Replacement: Dental recommendation is to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 6 months. This will ensure the best effectiveness.

On a Personal Note: I remember, one time I bought a toothbrush. For the life of me I can’t remember which one it was, but every time I brushed my teeth is was absolute heaven. The formation of the bristles was like a massage on my gums and it actually made me want to brush my teeth for a long period of time and more often.

Some signs you may need a new toothbrush:

  • Your bristles are breaking or falling out of the brush.
  • Your bristles have changed colors (yellow or gray).
  • Your gums hurt regularly after brushing.
  • Your toothbrush smells badly. 
  • Your toothbrush has mildew.