Aug 5, 2008

Choosing The Right Toothbrush

Choosing the right toothbrush becomes extremely essential and is often recommended by the dentists to go for the right dental care products. The market these days is full of toothbrushes. They are available in many designs, colors and styles. But only few are there which can score sufficiently in a well qualified dentist's acid test. The buying of a toothbrush without some serious medical considerations can bring more problems than the benefits it could.

That is why, we have to be careful in the following ways:

The Shape: For God's sake, forget the “big is beautiful” punchline. Only a toothbrush, compact and small in shape can give you the right service. Because its small size enables it to reach all around the mouth efficiently. It is lighter too so can be handled easily.

The Head: The small head of your toothbrush can reach being harmless even the most congested corners in your mouth. Also the top of a small head makes its way between the teethridges and the interiors of the cheeks quite smoothly.

The Bristles: Probably, the hard like iron bristles may be producing a great sound to make you believe that the work is being done nicely, but the fact is that they are squashing off the delicate exterior coating of your teeth. Also they tend to make your gum bleed. So, choose a toothbrush with nylon bristles. They are really soft.

The Replacement: Most dentists recommend to replace the toothbrush when it is 2-2.5 months old. This period is enough to make a toothbrush, especially its bristles damaged and unhygienic.

The Approval: Last but not least, only a toothbrush with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal should be bought. The association's approval guarantees maximum health benefits to your teeth and gum.

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