Faced with the dazzling array of toothbrushes on supermarket shelves such as massage type, cyclone type, and front-drive type, many people have this question: the slogan of each type of toothbrush says that it has unique effects. Which toothbrush is best for them? According to oral experts : Toothbrushes with small brush heads, moderate bristles, and brushed bristles have the best health care effect.
Choosing a toothbrush every day, those things you must know
Brush head size
Experts say that the brush head is generally a little smaller to ensure that it can rotate flexibly in the mouth. For children with small mouths, the brush head needs to be smaller. In general, the size of the brush head should be determined according to each individual’s situation. It is necessary to comprehensively consider factors such as the size of the mouth, the degree of mouth opening, and personal habits. There is no uniform standard.
The bristles are soft and hard
Choose moderately soft or slightly soft bristles. But be careful, too soft bristles are easy to brush dirty. At present, the common bristles are mostly made of nylon filaments. Specifically, it can be divided into two types-ordinary silk and DuPont silk. DuPont silk has good elasticity and is not easy to fall.
After the bristles are cut, if the bristles are not smoothly processed, they are likely to be too sharp and cause damage. A brushed toothbrush with rounded bristles can prevent this kind of damage and has a stronger protective effect on the gums.
At the same time, the dentist reminds everyone that it is best to replace the toothbrush every 3 months. If it is used for too long, bacteria will accumulate in the bristles, which is harmful to oral health. Those who use DuPont wire bristles should not replace the toothbrush because the bristles are not down.
In addition, whether the brush head is square or diamond-shaped, the upper edge of the bristles is flush or wavy, and the handle is curved or straight, has no effect on the brushing effect. The most common straight-handled toothbrush is good for brushing.
Electric toothbrushes are suitable for special people
Since its launch in the Chinese market, electric toothbrushes have gradually been favored by people for their convenience and labor-saving features. The electric toothbrushes currently on the market are roughly divided into two types, namely ordinary electric toothbrushes and sonic vibration toothbrushes. For the elderly, children or people with physical inconvenience, it is recommended to use ordinary electric toothbrushes. But you should not be too superstitious about the efficacy of this type of toothbrush. As long as the method of brushing your teeth is correct, manual toothbrushes are as easy to use as ordinary electric toothbrushes. Relatively speaking, the sonic vibration toothbrush has a stronger health care effect. It can flush out the food remaining between the teeth through sound waves. This effect is unattainable by other toothbrushes. Unfortunately, this kind of toothbrush is more expensive.