When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there is no tool more important than your tooth brush. A tooth brush cleans your teeth and gums with a little help from tooth paste. While there are some advancements in tooth brushes in modern dentistry, the old fashioned manual tooth brushes are still the top dog. There are some benefits to using more high-tech brushes but the difference is not a large one. The question now is if manual tooth brushes are the best, which one do I get? There are different kinds of manual brushes that are designed to fill a specific need. If you are unsure of what to get, this will help.
A hard or firm bristle tooth brush is best used for large and sturdy gums and teeth. These brushes are specifically beneficial to a mouth that needs some serious help. Be careful not to over-do it though, over cleaning can erode your enamel down and cause more problems as well as irritate your gums.
A soft tooth brush offers gentle cleaning for children, the infirm, and the elderly. This type of brush may be beneficial to individuals that have braces or dentures. These brushes can provide a reduced level of detail when it comes to cleaning your teeth so beware of that and choose well.
A medium brush is a good median between hard and soft bristle brushes. This is typically the ideal tooth brush for keeping an already healthy mouth healthy. Be sure to get brushes with rounded bristles on any tooth brush you get as they are easier on the teeth and provide less wear and tear.
Clear handles on your tooth brush allow light to pass through and will assist in killing certain bacteria. This is an ideal choice as keeping your tooth brush clean is very important.
For children a smaller, shorter tooth brush is recommended rather than the large adult counterpart. These can have cartoon characters and the like to encourage kids to want to brush. They are also more efficient and easier to use for a kid.
It is important to note that while some electric brushes have some benefits, they are for the most part not as efficient as their manual counterparts. Of the choices for mechanical brushes the best is likely those that have a timer attached. This really only helps by ensuring that you brush for the correct amount of time.
Your teeth are very important as they enable you to consume sustenance and survive. Taking care of them is important and just as important as how you brush is what you brush with. We used to brush with our fingers or a damp cloth, but now we have many choices that can make finding the right brush a chore. It is important to remember to brush for 3 minutes and replace your brushes every 3 months to make sure that you are getting the most out of your brush. They wear and tear and the most important aspect of modern dentistry is prevention.