03 Nov

What's the Best Kind of Toothbrush to Use in London

There are so many different dental products and brands on offer, so it can sometimes be difficult to choose the best toothbrush. If you find yourself staring aimlessly at the endless toothbrush-lined supermarket shelves trying to decide on the perfect toothbrush, we can help!

What kind of toothbrush is best for me?

Different brushes may have different benefits for different people. Patients have numerous oral health requirements and your ideal toothbrush might depend upon the status of your oral health, your general health, your age and your personal preference in terms of what kind of toothbrush you prefer. Some people are excited by the innovative new toothbrushes packed with fun features and gadgets, whereas others are more comfortable with the traditional manual toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes have been proven to be very effective in the removal of plaque, but if you prefer to use a manual toothbrush, you can still achieve a good, thorough clean. Electric toothbrushes are good for people with health conditions that make it difficult to hold and move a toothbrush. They can also be a more appealing option for children, as you can purchase electric toothbrushes specifically designed for children. These are often brightly coloured and feature popular television characters, and the brush heads are usually much smaller for children’s teeth.

Tips for toothbrush buying

At Baker Street Dental Clinic, we suggest looking for a soft to medium brush with a small head. Small brush heads are much easier to move around the mouth, and make it easier to reach into the corners. Soft or medium bristles allow you to clean your teeth effectively, without damaging the enamel.

Tips for brushing

Brushing is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of staining, halitosis, gum disease and tooth decay. We recommend brushing twice a day, for around two minutes each time. You should use fluoride toothpaste.