Admit it, when you hit the tooth brushes aisle in a supermarket, you stand bewildered for a moment. Anything your heart desires is on the shelves - angled heads, boxy heads, tapered heads, customized handles, bending rubber handles, neon glow-in-the-dark handles, cartoon character tooth brushes and any other features the tooth brush manufacturer managed to think up. And then again, there is always the agony of choosing between regular tooth brushes and the electronic tooth brushes. In the end, it doesn't matter - only the quality does. So, the sooner you start learning about tooth
brushes, the sooner you're on your way to being an informed consumer.
Bristles of the tooth brushes are the key to correct dental hygiene. Look for nylon bristles, which are long-lasting and bring you effective and safe tooth-brushing. No matter how hard you press (within common sense limits, of course), the gums won't get damaged and you won't have to endure the panic of seeing blood on your tooth brush.
Choosing a tooth brush with nylon bristles is your key to quality without compromise and a trouble-free mouth. Also care to examine the heads of the tooth brushes and make sure they are not too large so that you can have access to every mouth area and clean out your gum line in the best possible
Electronic tooth brushes are gaining in popularity and you might want to try
one out. They are especially comfortable to use for people with disabilities and those of us who wear braces. When choosing tooth brushes, remember to consult your dentist who knows your individual condition and can give the
best advice based on the state of your gums. But still, it's the tooth brushes with soft bristles you'll be guided to.
Vibrating electric tooth brushes are pretty popular because of their ability to remove the debris better. Getting electronic tooth brushes with curved heads also sounds good as they have a way of getting around the back of teeth and thus provide even better brushing.
Choosing a tooth brush with a rotational oscillation design or bristles spinning in both directions will also improve your dental condition visibly and maintain healthy teeth. There are also rounded-end, tufted and angled bristles, easy-rip, flexible-grip and curved handles. Trying out all of them is a fine method to determine the type of tooth brushes that work best for you individually and allow getting to the hard-to-reach areas.
Make sure you replace your tooth brushes at least once every three months.
It is a matter of grave importance to get rid of the tooth brush once you are cured from gum disease or any other tooth-decay infection. Sanitize the tooth brushes weekly by putting them into a dish washer and setting the water temperature to 120 degrees or higher in order to put an end to the germs. Another way to clean the tooth brushes is placing them into a glass with hydrogen peroxide at night. If you see foam, you'll know the germs are gone.
Learning about tooth brushes helps you to make the right choice and with the tooth brush being a health-care item, it's your well-being we are talking about.