Most people experience toothaches and decay nowadays. And there are a lot of factors that may have caused it. But one of the ways we can combat and prevent these problems is by giving your teeth the best dental care tools we can use. And one of those tools are toothbrushes.
When you go through the aisle of dental care in the grocery, you may get overwhelmed by how much toothbrushes are available in the market. From rubbers, wooden, plastics, thick or thin bristles, manual or even electric! The list will go on and on and that will only make you even more confused. And you may even wonder what are the differences between these toothbrushes. Buckle up! because we are going to differentiate these tools to help you make your decision.
- Rubbers – These are great for those babies who still don’t have teeth. It is used for cleaning their cheeks, tongue and their gums from the milk they consume. Consider changing the toothbrush when they start teething. If rubbers are not available in your area, use a damp cloth instead. Make sure hands are clean before doing this process, as you will have to insert your finger covered with damp cloth to clean their mouth.
- Manual Toothbrushes. There are different kinds of manual toothbrushes, but manual toothbrushes are the most common and traditional toothbrushes we have in the market. Almost all manual toothbrushes are the same but you have to watch out for their bristles. Different thickness and arrangement of bristles in your toothbrush serves different purposes. It is best to use thin bristles for kids as thick and hard ones can cause abrasion and may damage their gums. Especially when kids don’t have the ability to brush their teeth by themselves, we don’t know if we are brushing their teeth too hard. Thick bristles can also damage an adult’s gums, it is still best to avoid these kinds of toothbrushes with hard bristles.
- Electric Toothbrush. Thanks to our ever evolving technology, they have already invented automatic ones. These automatic ones are rechargeable. But despite being rechargeable, we are still advised to change our toothbrush every 3 months or even earlier. Bristles of electric toothbrushes are still made from Nylon and it can still wear out. They are almost similar to manual types but with electric ones, we’ll just have to guide them inside our mouth so they can do their job.
Your choice may depend on your budget and how much you are willing to give away. Take note that toothbrushes don’t always have to have the most expensive features to work. Trust us. There are simpler yet effective ways of taking care of them. If you are still not sure what to use, call us for a consultation at 936-372-2673 and we will gladly help you decide what to use . We need to check the condition of your teeth to know what to use. Visit our website to know more about us and our services Waller Dental