Kinds of Toothbrush to Take Care of your Teeth

posted 02.07.2015 by Kate Burgess

Choices, choices and more choices. Yes, even when it comes to your toothbrush. There are a lot of types of toothbrushes and you have to choose to right one to ensure the best fit and get the best out of it.

Toothbrushes can be categorized into different groups, mainly manual and electric while others categorize them according to its head shape, Bristle pattern or handle design.

Electric toothbrush

Regardless of its humming, this toothbrush is really practical and more comfortable, especially for elder people who need to exert less energy or others with special needs. Its medical performance is as same as the manual ones and it works through performing oscillating and rotational movements for its bristles.

Manual Toothbrush

Manual toothbrushes are sub-categorized according to their size, bristle pattern and handle design.

According to head shape

Conventional Heads
Conventional Heads
Diamond Heads
Diamond Heads

Toothbrush heads are divided into conventional and diamond shapes. Conventional ones are pretty much effective with all tooth surfaces while diamond narrower heads are more effective with the posterior teeth.

According to Bristle Pattern

Polishing cups Pattern
Polishing cups Pattern
Criss-Cross Pattern
Criss-Cross Pattern
Multilevel Trim Pattern
Multilevel Trim Pattern
V-Shaped Pattern
V-Shaped Pattern
Block Pattern
Block Pattern
Where there are block, V-shaped, multilevel trim, Criss-Cross and polishing cups bristles.

Block bristles are of the same length (obviously since it`s called block), V-shape ones are supposed to give the user a better contact with adjacent tooth services. As for the multilevel trim pattern it is supposed to be helpful in reaching difficult to clean areas. Moving on to the Criss-Cross ones, the manufacturers said that this kind of pattern will help in lifting up the plaque effectively. Finally, the polishing cup bristle helps in cleaning surface stains.

According to Handle Design

Prevention grip Handle
Prevention grip Handle
Flexible Handles
Flexible Handles
Contra-angle Handle
Contra-angle Handle
Straight Handles
Straight Handles
As it may seem as of low importance, the handle design actually affects you brushing technique. Straight handles are for conventional brushes that are easy to control and then come the Contra- angle handle with an attempt for providing its user with easier access to the difficult-to-clean areas. There are also the flexible handles which are designed to reduce the excessive brushing force that usually lead to gum bleeding. Last but not least, the slip prevention grip handle to prevent the toothbrush from slipping away during tooth brushing.

To sum things up, dental care is really important, so make sure you choose the most effective toothbrush for you that combines the previously mentioned features to give you the best results.

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