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Finding the Best Toothbrush
Having a good toothbrush is essential for maintaining oral hygiene and protecting your dental health for the long-term. Choosing a toothbrush from the dozens of different brands and styles out there can be overwhelming but there are a few things to look for when you’re comparison shopping. You’ll need to keep in mind that everyone’s mouth is different and different toothbrushes are designed for different people. Here’s a quick guide to finding the best electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush for your and your family’s oral health needs:
Best Toothbrush for Kids
The Philips Sonicare for Kids Bluetooth Toothbrush is perfect for getting kids excited about brushing their teeth. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity providing an app that teaches children more about dental health, and provides rewards for brushing well. This kids electric toothbrush and has earned many reviews for being among the top 10 best toothbrushes for kids.
If you want your kids to use a manual toothbrush instead, you’ll find dozens of cartoon and Disney-themed brushes in the Oral-B Health Stages collection. This collection includes different brush heads and styles for each age group so you can move your child through each stage with a different brush as they get older.
Best Toothbrush for Sensitive Teeth
The Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is an ADA Accepted toothbrush and is designed with advanced features, including 5 programmed brushing modes, including a “Sensitive” mode, which lightens the cleaning action for people with sensitive teeth and gums. This toothbrush also has a pressure sensor for those who find themselves brushing too hard and aggravating their teeth and gums. Bluetooth connectivity helps track your brushing habits and it’s built with a toothbrush timer to alert you that it’s time to switch quadrants or finish brushing.
If you’re looking for a non-electric toothbrush for sensitive teeth, pick up the GUM 509 Summit+Toothbrush with sensitive bristles. This standard toothbrush removes dental plaque in hard-to-reach areas and has very soft bristles. The bristles are tapered to allow for brushing in smaller crevices without putting extra pressure on the teeth and gums.
Best Toothbrush for Braces
If you wear braces, you may be wondering whether an electric toothbrush will be a wise investment. Fortunately, there are some electric toothbrushes out there that are suitable for patients with braces. The Triple Bristle toothbrush is one of them, a 3-headed toothbrush that cleans the teeth from different angles and gets right into the spaces between wires and brackets. It has three cleaning modes and can speed-clean your teeth and gums without cutting corners.
If you prefer a manual toothbrush for braces, pick up Doctor Plotka’s Mouth Watchers toothbrush. It’s designed with antimicrobial dual layer flossing bristles and silver bristle technology that eliminates 99.9% of bacteria that usually builds up in the head of the toothbrush. The bristles go deep between the tooth and gums and also between wires and brackets.
Best Toothbrush for Receding Gums
Receding Gums affect roughly 88 percent of people over the age of 65. One of the best ways to prevent receding gums is by using a soft-bristled toothbrush, not electric toothbrushes. The SCUBA by Radius is one of the best brushes for people who are dealing with gum recession and sensitivity. The unique design utilizes a wide brush head dand massages the entire mouth. The SCUBA is not only one of the best toothbrushes for receding gums but is also accepted by the American Dental Association for the prevention of gingivitis and the removal of plaque.
If you prefer a non-electric toothbrush, try the Nimbus Microfine toothbrush. The innovative design makes it easy to grip and the soft bristles prevent damage from brushing. These brushes come in several colors so they can be a great choice for everyone in the family.
Other Recommended Toothbrushes
Even though you may not have sensitive teeth, receding gums, or wear braces, you still need a quality toothbrush to take care of your oral health. Quip toothbrushes 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. The Quip Electric Toothbrush boasts an award-winning design that’s suitable for every mouth and is also an affordable alternative to many high-end electric toothbrushes on the market.
If you still prefer a manual toothbrush, the Curaprox 5460 Ultra Soft toothbrush is designed with a hexagonal handle to help you brush at the perfect angle. It’s made in Switzerland and popular all over the world because of its 5,460 individual bristles, compared to the 500 to 1,000 bristles in a standard toothbrush.
Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine at home is essential for maintaining optimal dental health. If you have questions about the best electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush for your unique needs, talk to one of our dental hygienists today.