How to choose the right toothbrush

March 27, 2017, 4:27 p.m


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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!


Pho­to: Ele­na Gavrilo­va, den­tist

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.

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