There are so many toothbrushes on the market today that it is hard to decide which one is best for you. In most cases you probably don’t even have time to decide. You may just grab the cheapest one, the most expensive one, or perhaps you just grab one of your favorite color. Science has not forgotten toothbrushes. Toothbrushes are being invented that are more efficient at removing plaque, that have comfortable heads and comfortable handles, and some that are even ergonomically correct. Read on to find out the differences between toothbrushes.
#1: There are specially designed toothbrushes today called ergonomic toothbrushes.
#2: The principle behind ergonomics is to improve upon the comfort and efficiency of a product.
#3: Ergonomically designed toothbrushes have lighter, specially designed handles that are more comfortable to hold.
#4: They also have special grips for comfort and to reduce slippage.
#5: The bristles are designed at different lengths to reach a variety of areas.
#6: The heads are designed in a variety of shapes and sizes for comfort and to reach hard to get places.
#7: The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends the use of a soft-bristled toothbrush. Softer bristles are easier on your tooth enamel and gingival tissue.
#8: You should choose an ADA approved toothbrush for effectiveness and safety.
#9: Ergonomically designed toothbrushes can be especially useful for young children who lack dexterity, and for other individuals with physical limitations.
#10: However, functional adults may not see a great amount of difference in ergonomically designed toothbrushes.
#11: Performing proper oral hygiene is more important than what toothbrush you use.
#12: The ADA recommends brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing daily, and attending regularly scheduled dental visits.
#13: You should replace your toothbrush after an illness, or else every three months or sooner if it the bristles are especially worn.
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