Choosing your toothbrush and toothpaste for better oral hygiene

The choice of the toothbrush is essential. Not only do you have to decide between a manual and electric toothbrush, but also the shape of the head, the suppleness of the hair and the shape of the sleeve.

Several criteria are taken into account, among which the material used for the bristles of the brush. Know that synthetic hair is the best choice and the most hygienic. Indeed, the natural hairs are sometimes too rigid thus risking to hurt the gum. Regarding the flexibility of the hairs, there are several categories but more often we meet the brushes with extra soft bristles, flexible and hard.

You will choose according to your dentition. For example, soft-bristled toothbrushes are recommended for people with normal dentition who have no problem with their mouth. Those with very soft bristles are prescribed for people with fragile gums while hard bristles are more for people with strong gums.

In addition, it is also advisable to choose small-toothed toothbrushes that more easily reach different parts of the teeth. In addition, there are different forms of toothbrush head: simple, articulated or more complex with different positions and hair lengths. Also, before making your choice, you must have an idea of ​​your dentition in general.

In any case, if you have difficulty choosing your toothbrush, do not hesitate to get closer to your dentist who will suggest the brush adapted to your teeth.

The manual toothbrush must be changed every 3 months.

What about electric toothbrushes?

Today the electric toothbrush is making its appearance. However, you must also be vigilant in your choice. The best choice is the round-headed brush because it will make circular movements on the tooth. Generally the device is changed every two years.

Choosing the right toothpaste

If almost all toothpastes contain fluoride, their preservation may cause them to lose this fluoride content. Exposure of the toothpaste to the sun or its poor preservation alters its quality: whether in the market or in the pharmacy, there are pastes that contain fluoride and that are of quality. However, the most important thing is their conservation.