Hello friends, today we would like to continue with the blog we posted a couple weeks ago talking about how to pick a toothbrush when you have to buy one. Today we will continue where we left last time talking about a couple extra topics you should think about next time you buy a new toothbrush

Size of the toothbrush head

Let’s start talking about the head of the toothbrush or active part of the toothbrush, the head is important because it will help you reach areas that are difficult to clean. As we mentioned before the technique is extremely important, but if you don’t have the right head size for your toothbrush you might have more troubles brushing and you might not be able to reach all the areas, you could even harm yourself trying to reach this areas and cause a different issue.

So what is our recommendation? we recommend you to buy the smallest head you can find but specifically talking about measures; For most adults, a toothbrush head a half-inch wide and one-inch tall will be the easiest to use and the most effective. Avoid buying those big head toothbrush because although we could believe that if you cover more areas at once with your toothbrush is better the truth is that big active part of the toothbrush could lead to not properly cleaning areas of your mouth, such as the most posterior or side areas of the molars and this could lead to bad breath, periodontal issues, cavities and can even cause painful canker soar’s.

Manual or Electric toothbrush?

In this area, there’s really not many things I could say about it, but that all depends on you, I personally don’t use the electric one because believe that using manual toothbrush gives me better control on how rough I am brushing and how good am I doing it. The recommendation that I could give you about the electric toothbrush is not to use it at full power and that you should buy the soft bristle replacement.

*Extra tip

One last thing to mention about toothbrushes is that you should always make sure that the tip of the bristle is round, the round tip will prevent you from harming your gums and for the bristle not to be aggressive to your gums or teeth.

Like we mentioned during the blog there are many things to consider while brushing your teeth, the next important subject that we will cover in some other blog is the brushing technique.

We hope this information has been helpful for your daily brushing and remember to brush at least 2 times a day, use your dental floss and don’t forget to visit your dentist at least 1 time every 6 months.

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