Just as each of us will use a different sun protection factor according to our skin type, the toothbrush that we will have to use will also be different according to our teeth.
Now, how to choose the most suitable brush? Due to the great variety of shapes, sizes, models, brands that we can find in the market, it is normal that we do not know which one to choose. There are a series of variables that we have to take into account
Trademarks certified by the European Union. When buying a brush from a certified brand, we make sure that the cut of the filaments is adequate. If we use an unbranded brush or an uncertified brand, the filaments of the brush may open when brushing our teeth and wear out more easily, causing gum damage.
Electric or manual brush? Both brushes can be equally effective in dental hygiene if their use is correct. It is true that the electric brush offers some advantages:
- The rotation of the head is fast and automatic, which makes dental cleaning complete in less time.
- Bacterial plaque is removed without exerting too much force on the surface of the tooth. With a manual brush we may not be aware of the force we are exerting. Too much force can cause damage to the gums. The electric brush regulates this force. In addition, there are studies that show that the electric brush eliminates a greater amount of plaque than the manual.
- The electric brush has a clock that will measure the real time of each brushing, something that, with manual brushing, is more difficult to control.
Hardness: As a general rule, medium hardness brushes are ideal for removing plaque and food debris. It will always be better to ask our dentist what will be the best brush in our case, since, if we have undergone surgery, for example, it will be better to use a brush with soft filaments (soft).
In short, there is no mathematical formula to choose the brush that best suits your mouth, but these recommendations can serve as a guide to choose the best option.