Every time you visit a supermarket or a pharmacy and look at this colorful toothbrush section your hand automatically goes there to pick
one that’s the brightest.
Unfortunately, most people end up buying a toothbrush just about this way.
But does buying a toothbrush really require a thought?
Or can it just be something that catches your attention?
Like the color or the shape of the toothbrush?
Now, pat yourself on the back if you diligently follow a good dental health regimen like brushing twice a day, flossing, and also using mouthwash regularly but there are some who enthusiastically overdo this. Now add this to a poor design of your toothbrush, and an abrasive toothpaste it is going to eat away your Enamel ( which is supposed to be the strongest part of your body )
This is how one of the oldest toothbrushes looked Show this to a 2023 Dentist, we would run away from there as it is a big no-no from us!
So what exactly should you look for in a Tooth Brush ?
Head size – Medium to smaller size of the head so your brush is able to access all parts of your mouth
Bristle design – bristles arranged in varying lengths, clean better, especially between the teeth and your gums.
Bristle Firmness – AS SOFT AS IT CAN BE AND YOU CAN FIND IN THE MARKET.
This is the only way to make sure you don’t wear away your teeth’ surface due to brushing.
What can a bad toothbrush do to your teeth and gums?
Wears away your tooth enamel exposing the second layer ( Dentin) which is the main cause of Sensitivity to Cold Food and Sweets. If you have ever had sensitivity without any cavities, your Tooth Brush is the culprit.
Causes Gum Recession
This again can lead to Tooth Brush Abrasions on your teeth leading to cavities, discomfort, and pain. All that ends in your tooth needing a Root Canal Treatment or Tooth Removal.
Manual Tooth Brush or Electric Tooth Brush? Which is better
Many long-term studies prove that people who use electric toothbrushes have healthier gums, less decay of teeth, and also keep their teeth for longer, compared with those who use a manual toothbrush.
However, with the right brush, brushing technique, and toothpaste manual toothbrushes are just as effective.
Those who really need an electric toothbrush
- Young adults with several cavities, repeated gum infections
- Older people with less dexterity to keep their teeth and gums clean
- Children with developmental disorders
- Those who have full mouth implants and Dental Crowns
Are best benefited from Electric Tooth Brushes.
So if you’re unsure of which toothbrush to use, suffering from unexplained teeth sensitivity or loss of gums get an appointment with us at Kondapur and we will help you out! 🙂