Finding the right toothbrush to fit your needs will make your daily tooth brushing more pleasant - and more effective.
One way to be sure that you have the best toothbrush for your needs is to learn about different types of brush heads. The brush head is the top part of the toothbrush where the bristles are attached. You want to choose the type of toothbrush that fits your mouth and lets you reach all your teeth.
Some specialized types of brush heads include:
- Angled. An angled toothbrush head helps reach the insides of your teeth, especially the insides of your lower and upper front teeth. These areas can be susceptible to tartar buildup because, for some people, they’re harder to reach with a standard toothbrush head.
- Compact vs. Full Size. A compact toothbrush head is smaller than a full-size and has fewer bristles. Some people, especially those with small mouths, find compact heads easier to use. But other people simply prefer a full-size brush head, so you may want to try both and choose the one that works best for you.
You’ll also be able to choose brushes that have ergonomic handles or no-slip grips to make them easier to hold, along with a variety of bristle configurations to help clean around and between teeth, depending on your trouble spots. Always use a soft bristled toothbrush and if you have recession, you may want to consider an extra-soft bristled toothbrush.