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Choosing The Best Brush And Routine

Choosing The Best Brush And Routine

It’s amazing how many different types of toothbrushes there are on the market. But how do you know which toothbrush is best for you? When it comes to choosing between a manual or electric toothbrush, it’s really down to personal choice as both are effective if used properly. Here we take a look at three types of toothbrushes, and how they compare…

Electric

Electric toothbrushes are growing very quickly in popularity thanks to their ease of use and the price point being more accessible. Electric toothbrushes allow you to choose from different modes of power, including one for sensitive teeth. The timer function will help you keep to a strict routine and pressure sensors will alert you if you are brushing too hard. Children may find electric toothbrushes more fun, and you may find them easier to use and more comfortable.

Manual

Manual toothbrushes can have square or rectangular shaped heads; others can have diamond heads designed for better access to your back teeth. Then there’s the different patterns in the bristles, and the ranges of hard, medium and soft, all to make better contact with your teeth. Just remember to avoid damaging your teeth and gums during brushing. If you are a vigorous brusher, consider a softer bristle to avoid pressure. Hard bristles should be avoided, because they are often too abrasive on the gums and teeth.

Ergonomic

Toothbrush manufacturers say a good toothbrush is in the science. The ergonomic toothbrush has especially designed handles and brush heads, tongue scrapers, grip contours, hand traction control, left hand and right hand versions, all to help give you a better experience when cleaning your teeth.

When it comes to your best option, ask the experts! At your next appointment, ask the team at Somerset Dental Care is the best toothbrush for your mouth.

To schedule your next visit, please contact Somerset Dental Care on 1300 707 046, and we’ll help choose the right toothbrush for you.