Choosing the right toothbrush can be quite daunting with so many varieties on the market today. We have put together a few guidelines to aid in your decision of which toothbrushes are right for you and your family members from safety and comfort to size and durability.
Safety & Durability
Always choose a soft brush with rounded bristles. Using hard, stiff bristles can be harsh on the teeth and gums. The handle should be manufacturer-tested for strength and durability to withstand normal, everyday use. To show the product is safe for both soft and hard oral tissues and dental restorations, check for the ADA Seal to assure the quality and safety of the product.
Shape & Size
Make sure the head of the brush has a design that is not too large to fit in your mouth comfortably and reach the back molars easily. There are a variety of sizes on the market, from toddler and adolescent to adult. Each designed to fit comfortably within the average mouth of that age range.
Powered Vs. Manual
Both manual and powered toothbrushes are effective. Most adults find it difficult to make the switch from manual brushing to powered. Children may find power toothbrushes fun giving them more encouragement for regular brushing. Also, powered toothbrushes offer aid to those who need assistance with manual brushing.
Weighing in all the factors above, safety and comfort are important when choosing the right toothbrush. Choose a toothbrush that is easy for you to use and reach all of your teeth for proper cleaning twice daily.
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