19 May

Which Toothbrush Would A London Dentist Recommend?

With so many different brands and products on offer, it can be tricky to choose the perfect toothbrush. If you find yourself staring at endless shelves lined with brushes and toothpaste tubes when you go to the chemist with no idea which brush is best, we can help!
Which toothbrush is best for me?
The truth is that different brushes may be beneficial for different people. Patients have various oral health requirements and the brush you choose may be dependent on your oral health status, your age, your general health and your needs in terms of what you prefer when you are brushing. Some people love the innovation of brand new brushes bursting with gadgets and features, while others prefer the standard manual brush.
Electric toothbrushes have been proven to remove plaque more effectively than manual toothbrushes, but if you prefer a standard toothbrush, there is really no reason why you can’t achieve a good, thorough clean with a normal brush. Electric toothbrushes may be easier for people who have health conditions, which make it difficult to hold and move a toothbrush, and they can be a more appealing option for children. You can buy specially designed brushes for kids, which are usually brightly coloured and feature popular characters from films and TV shows and the brush heads are usually much smaller.
Tips for buying the perfect toothbrush
We recommend looking for a brush, which has a small head and soft to medium bristles. Small brush heads are easier to move around the mouth and you will be able to reach right into the corners. Soft and medium bristles enable you to clean your teeth effectively without causing any damage to the enamel.
Brushing tips
Brushing is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of staining, bad breath, decay and gum disease. We recommend that you brush twice a day, every day, for around two minutes each time using fluoride toothpaste. We also advise patients to swap their toothbrush head on a regular basis and to floss after brushing; this helps to clean between the teeth and along the gum line.