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Choosing the Best Toothbrush to Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Good oral healthcare starts with having the right tools at home to care for your teeth. Your arsenal of tools starts with finding the best toothbrush to meet your needs. There is a wide range of options when it comes to toothbrushes.
There are a few things to consider when you are picking your next toothbrush out. Do you have sensitive teeth? Are you buying toothbrushes for children? How much are you ready to invest? There is the perfect toothbrush out there you just need to know where to find it.
Ask A Hygienist!
Your dental hygienist is a great resource to tap into. A hygienist is an expert at keeping teeth clean and healthy. They stay on the cutting edge of the best in oral health care tools and they can easily give you great recommendations for your specific dental situation.
Your hygienist will likely remind you that no matter how great your toothbrush is you still want to be sure that you are flossing regularly. You must combine brushing with flossing. It is the best way to care for your teeth.
Narrowing Down the Options
Different toothbrushes are best for different needs. Your oral health needs are unique. Spending a little bit of time making sure you have the best toothbrush for your oral health needs is time well-spent.
We have some recommendations for you listed below based on the type of teeth you are trying to keep healthy.
Best Toothbrush for Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive teeth issues can be painful. The goal is to find the best toothbrush for sensitive teeth that will get your mouth sparkling clean while not causing you any discomfort. Here are a couple of the best options for brushing sensitive teeth:
The Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is an American Dental Association approved toothbrush that is great for sensitive teeth. It has 5 programmable modes including a mode for sensitive teeth. It can make toothbrushing a more comfortable experience which of course means you will do it more. The built-in pressure sensor alerts you when you are applying to much pressure which can result in aggravating sensitive teeth.
Another great choice for those with sensitive teeth is the GUM 509 Summit+Toothbrush with sensitive bristles. This is a standard toothbrush (non-electric ) that is kinder to the teeth and gums than other options. It has soft bristles and is angled to get into those hard to reach places to removes plaque buildup.
The Best Toothbrush for Your Kids
When you are searching for the best toothbrush for kids, there are a couple of goals to keep in mind. Which toothbrush is going to entice them into getting used and which one is going to be effective so if they cheat on the amount of time, they take to brush their teeth they will be okay!
We like the following toothbrushes for kids because they get kids interested in brushing their teeth and they do a really good job of it:
We love the Philips Sonicare for Kids Bluetooth Toothbrush because the kids love using it. It has bluetooth connectivity and works with an app that provides instruction to the user for proper brushing techniques. This toothbrush is in the top ten toothbrushes for kids and gets some great reviews. The app is fun for the kids to use, the toothbrush itself does a great job of cleaning the teeth and the kids get to learn about oral hygiene in a fun way. They also earn rewards for brushing the right way.
If you or your kids prefer manual (sometimes the little guys do not like the sound that an electric toothbrush makes) a great manual option is the Oral B Health Stages Collection. The collection includes different sized brush heads that are easy to remove and put on so that as your child grows their toothbrush can change with them.
Best Toothbrush for People with Braces
If you have braces you need the right toothbrush to really get in between those spaces around the wires and brackets. It can be a challenge to keep your teeth clean when you have braces so choosing the right toothbrush should be a priority.
We like The Triple Bristle Toothbrush for brace wearers. It has three heads, hence the name, that clean at different angles. It has 3 cleaning modes. It does a great job of getting your teeth and gums clean quick! It can make light work of brushing your teeth with braces.
If electric toothbrushes are not your thing, then choose Doctor Plotka’s Mouth Watchers Toothbrush. It has antimicrobial layer flossing bristles and silver bristle technology to get your mouth super clean. It can eliminate 99.9% of the bacteria that builds up on a toothbrush head. The bristles are designed to reach into all the crevices between the wires and brackets and the teeth and the gums.
Best Toothbrush for Receding Gums
Over 80% of people over the age of 65 are dealing with receding gums. Receding gums are best cared for by manual toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes can be far too vigorous for receding gums. SCUBA by Radius is an excellent choice for anyone that is dealing with receding gums. It has a unique head design and soft bristles. The headband massages the mouth as it brushes. The American Dental Association also has given its seal of approval to the SCUBA for helping to prevent gingivitis.
You should also consider the Nimbus Microfine Toothbrush. It is easy to grip and has soft bristles that get rid of the plaque while being gentle on the teeth and gums.
No Special Circumstances? You Still Need a Great Toothbrush!
If you are not dealing with any special dental circumstances good for you but you still need a great toothbrush to ensure you keep that good oral health up. Try:
The Quip Electric Toothbrush is an affordable electric toothbrush that also happens to be an award winner as well! We like the design and the function of this toothbrush. Quip toothbrushes also provide an easy way to keep up with your brushing routine by sending you a replacement head for your electric toothbrush once every three months.
Want a manual toothbrush, the Curaprox 5460 Ultra Soft toothbrush. This Swiss made toothbrush has over 5,400 bristles and a hexagonal handle to make sure you are brushing at just the right angle.
Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine at home is essential for maintaining optimal dental health. Make an appointment today to have your dental checkup and talk to one of our hygienist about finding the best toothbrush.