Maintenance of Oral Health is not only necessary for better condition of Teeth and Gums but it can also protect you from systemic diseases. There are many diseases which can spread through mouth, Diabetes and Heart diseases are two examples of it. So try to maintain good Oral Health for Your General health.
One of the best method to maintain good Oral Hygiene is to Brush your Teeth. When we’re young we’re taught using a toothbrush regularly is one of the best way to keep our teeth and gums healthy. But which Tooth Brush to be used, no one told us 🙂 .
Long time ago there were no choices as far as tooth Brushes are concerned, there were only nylon tooth Brushes available. Only manual method was there to be used. With advancement in dentistry now there are too many options, and yes now there are manual as well as electrical Methods of Brushing your Teeth. So you have the choice to chose any.
How can i chose a good tooth brush for Myself?
If we talk about size, you can chose the size which allows you an easy access to all surfaces of teeth. Usually the best size for tooth brush is it’s head size should be a half-inch wide and one-inch tall. This size will allow you to clean the difficult surfaces of teeth. The larger size tooth brushes will make it difficult to clean the molars which are far inside mouth, and are difficult to clean. You should chose tooth brush with handle long enough so you can comfortably hold it in your hand.
What are the types of Tooth Brushes?
There are Nylon bristles tooth brushes which comes in Soft, Medium and Hard Bristles. Some people use too much pressure while brushing teeth, they should use the soft bristles tooth brushes. Too much pressure can lead to harmful effects like Gum recession and Enamel damage. Roots can be exposed by brushing with too much pressure. So you should be gentle when brushing your teeth and soft bristles are best to be used for all of us. The bristles on the toothbrush you select should have rounded tips.
Should i check the ADA seal on Tooth Brushes?
Yes, try to check the seal of Electrical tooth brush, and also check the quality. As these tooth brushes are tested in different laboratories. So never forget to check the quality an seal of electrical Tooth Brushes.
Which tooth brush should i select?
Electrical or Manual? Well both tooth Brushes can remove the plaque when you use the best method of Tooth Brushing. Manual Tooth brushes are cheaper in price, but electrical are much expensive. You have to change the Head of Electrical Tooth Brush as well like changing of Manual tooth brushes. So it will be expensive to be used.
People having arthritis can use electrical tooth brushes easily, and yes so does the lazy person 😉 . Some people like the electrical one while some like the manual. Some people do not like the vibratory motion of Electrical tooth brushes.So its your choice to chose any.
Which Tooth Brush is more Effective?
If we talk about effectiveness of Tooth brushes, we can easily conclude that both are similar in effectiveness. But, evidence suggests that a certain type of powered toothbrush called a rotation oscillation toothbrush (the bristles go round and round and back and forth) is more effective than manual toothbrushes.
How to avoid pressure during Teeth Brushing?
For people who use too much pressure while brushing, they should chose the electrical tooth Brushes. As it will clean the teeth with out the force/pressure. there are some risks with electrical toot brushes, as it can lead to increase bacteria in blood stream, but it is not dangerous for normal people, as normal people have much immunity to cope up with this. but for compromised patients they should consult Dentists for choosing Electrical tooth brushes.
We should not forget children :). Yes for children there are too many varieties of tooth brushes with different sizes, colors and cartoon on them. Soft bristles tooth brushes should be used for children. Remember one important think that “Make sure the toothbrush you select has an ADA Seal of Approval”.
Hopefully you find this article a best one for choosing a tooth Brush.
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