March 27, 2017, 4:27 p.m
When choosing a toothbrush, the buyer is faced with a wide variety of models that differ in shape, size, color, cost, etc.
How not to get lost in the huge assortment of the store, and buy such a tool for brushing your teeth that is right for you?
Today your guide in the toothbrush department will be a practicing dentist Gavrilova Elena Alexandrovna. Take note of the doctor’s advice!
There are four levels of toothbrush hardness — hard, medium, soft and very soft. Typically, the manufacturer indicates this characteristic on the packaging of the product.
- Very soft toothbrushes are indicated for children and adults with periodontal disease or non-carious enamel lesions (underdevelopment of enamel or its complete absence). Only a dentist can recommend such a toothbrush.
- Soft toothbrushes are commonly used for bleeding gums. However, one should not forget about the correct, thorough brushing of the teeth.
- Medium hard toothbrushes are the most popular. Recommended for relatively healthy oral cavity.
- A hard toothbrush can be used by people with increased plaque formation. This brush is recommended for people with a healthy oral cavity and strong enamel. Improper use of such a brush can lead to gum injury and increased tooth wear.
Pay attention to the size of the toothbrush head. It should easily and conveniently clean all surfaces of the teeth. It is better for adults to use a brush, the size of the working part of which reaches 30 mm, and for the younger generation — 18–25 mm.
The head of the brush should be rounded — this reduces the likelihood of injury to the oral mucosa.
The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.