Toothbrushes come in different shapes, forms and sizes, not to mention different brands, each claiming to have invented the best toothbrush yet. But despite all this, choosing which toothbrush is the best seems to be very easy. Or is that it? The old practice leads us to buy the same toothbrush of the same brand and type of bristle over and over again. This sounds sensible, but choosing the right toothbrush involves more than just pulling the brand you are most familiar with off the shelf.

When to replace your old toothbrush?

Before choosing which toothbrush is best, let's first discuss when is the right time to replace your old toothbrush? The dentists thought we would replace our toothbrushes if any of these three conditions were met. First, replace the toothbrush after three months. Second, when the bristles show wear. Third, after getting sick. For some, three months is a short time to replace a toothbrush, especially if it shows no wear and tear. The truth is, toothbrushes are often worn out enough to be replaced, even if they still look good. Worn bristles lose their effectiveness. Spent bristles are also a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi and germs. Ideally, you should replace your toothbrush after you get sick. If you don't want your toothbrush replaced, be sure to disinfect it. Wet the bristles and microwave for 60 seconds. Then pour hydrogen peroxide over the head and rinse well.

Choosing the best toothbrush

Choosing a toothbrush that is comfortable is essential. If you don't like it, you won't brush as much as you should. A good toothbrush should give you maximum comfort when handling it. The head should fit comfortably between your teeth and your cheek, and you should be able to reach the back of your molar. Since different people have different sizes of teeth, you must decide which toothbrush gives you the most comfort. However, when in doubt, choose a smaller size.

Bristles are another important consideration when choosing the best toothbrush. Choose one with soft to medium bristles. This will not give you comfort when brushing. Unless your dentist recommends it, don't buy a stiff-bristle toothbrush. The stiff bristles combined with a strong brushing will damage the enamel of the teeth and gums. Generally, any ADA approved soft bristle, soft stockings, or stockings toothbrush will work best for you. The choice between different brands is also a matter of preference.

Manual or battery powered toothbrush?

The choice between a manual or battery-operated toothbrush is just a matter of preference. A scientific study shows that there really isn't much of a difference in terms of cleaning power, although a battery-powered one is a bit pricey if you have to replace the battery and head regularly. However, children tend to brush their teeth more often and for longer if they use a battery-operated toothbrush than a manual one.

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