As we know there are different types of tooth brush in market in that your dental team will be able to recommend a toothbrush suitable for you. Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important. If the plaque isn’t removed, it continues to build up, feeding on the bits of food left behind and causing tooth decay and gum disease.
However, adults should choose a:
- Small to medium sized brush head,
- Round-ended nylon bristles or ‘filaments’,
- It should be enough to reach into all parts of the mouth: especially the back of the mouth.
Children needs to use smaller brushes but with the same type of filaments.
For instance, people with sensitive teeth can now use softer-bristled brushes.
There are also smaller-headed toothbrushes for people with crooked or irregular teeth.
Some people find it difficult to hold a toothbrush, for example because they have Parkinson’s disease or a physical disability. There are now toothbrushes which have large handles and angled heads to make them easier to use.