You might think that any ordinary toothbrush will work with brushing the teeth and gums. If you don't have a lot of issues in the mouth, then this is usually the case. However, if you have teeth that are close together or if you have issues with gums that bleed, there are a few different types of brushes that you want to try. There are some tips that you can follow to find the best brush for your mouth so that you get the teeth and gums as clean as possible.
The size of the toothbrush that you get should be one that fits easily into the mouth. It shouldn't be one that is too large as this will prevent you from brushing the teeth properly and getting to all areas of the mouth. Sometimes, a child's toothbrush is the best size to use as it can conveniently get to all areas, including the back teeth.
Another tip for finding the right toothbrush is to look at the bristles. Hard bristles can sometimes be too rough on the gums. They can make the gums bleed and start to wear away at the enamel of the teeth. Softer bristles are ideal for those who do have bleeding gums. They don't put as much pressure on the teeth and gums but still get the mouth clean. Since softer bristles are more comfortable, this kind of toothbrush often makes people want to brush their teeth.
Talk to dentists and Periodontal Specialists about the toothbrush that is recommended. There might be issues that you need to address that would be handled better by a certain kind of toothbrush. Most offices have toothbrushes available for you to take home, and many offices will send one home with you when you go for your regular visit.
When you get a cheap toothbrush, you might find that you're going to replace it in a few months. You can sometimes get a quality brush at a lower price, but if you want a tool that is comfortable and will last, then you want to spend a little more money. This goes for dental floss and mouthwash as well. Products that cost a bit more often have better ingredients in them, such as mouthwash, and the quality of the product is in better condition.
The toothbrush is a tool that you use every day. You want to have a toothbrush that will last for some time, but you want it to be comfortable in the mouth. Talk to the dentist to get recommendations, and if possible, get a few products to try before settling on one that you enjoy.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.