Choosing A Good Toothbrush 101
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Choosing A Good Toothbrush

How do you go about choosing a toothbrush? Sometimes, it’s not easy. There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to purchasing a toothbrush, which makes it difficult to know what to look for. A good starting point is to ask your dentist and hygienist for a recommendation.

In addition, here are some general tips on what to look for:

  • Small brush head and well-designed bristles: Choose a toothbrush with a small brush head and a bristle design that helps you to get to the hard-to-reach places of your mouth.
  • Soft bristles: Your toothbrush should have soft bristles that are gentle on your teeth and gums.
  • Comfortable handle: Many toothbrushes have non-slip grips which make them easy to use even if wet. Additionally, the handles on many Oral-B toothbrushes have been modeled based on research into the five different ways that people hold their toothbrush while brushing.

Remember that regular replacement of toothbrushes contributes to maintaining a consistently high level of oral hygiene because clinical research shows a new toothbrush can remove up to 30% more plaque than one that's three months old.*

*Research with a flat trim manual toothbrush.

Are Angled Toothbrush Bristles Better Than Straight Ones?

Multi-angled bristles, like Oral-B’s CrissCross® bristles, are designed that way to increase contact with tooth surfaces between teeth, lifting out plaque even from tough spots.

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