Kenmore dentist, Dr Rachel Hall gives the low down on which is the best toothbrush.
Essentially there are two types of a toothbrush; manual or electric.
Manual toothbrushes give a very good clean so long as you follow the toothbrushing 101 techniques and do it gently.
I know it can be quite overwhelming when you go to the supermarket and you have so many brushes to choose from so remember you want a soft brush with a small head.
If you find a brush style that you really like then stock up by buying as many as you can because often the styles go out of stock and never appear again which can be really frustrating.
A manual toothbrush that I really like are the ones that are either made from biodegradable materials like bamboo or ones that are compostable. Imagine everyone on the planet throwing out their toothbrush every 3 months and that’s an incredible amount of toothbrush plastic ending up in a landfill.
Electric toothbrushes range vastly in price from a basic $30 battery powered one up to those whizz-bang models that could cost you several hundreds of dollars.
Electric toothbrushes are superb for people who have poor manual dexterity, for example, arthritic hands or have very irregular spaced or crowded teeth.
They are also perfect for everyday use by just about anybody.
Be aware of not pressing or scrubbing when using an electric toothbrush – always let the action and movement of the brush do the work for you.
A relatively new style of electric brush to come on the market are those that have a sonic action. These get a big thumbs up from me and a five-star rating from dentists and hygienists across the world when it comes to giving you the ultimate clean.
Not Sure Which Is The Best Toothbrush For You?
If you are unsure which toothbrush is best for you then ask your hygienist/dentist or give Evolve Dental Kenmore a call 07 3720 1811