How to Choose the Right Toothbrush: The Definitive Guide
If you want to be the owner of a smile makes you feel proud, then you need to choose a proper toothbrush. It is an essential part of your oral hygiene, and therefore, we are going to show you how to get the right one.
At The Smile Bar, we pay plenty of attention to the after-care, because it is the best way to sustain the results from our teeth-whitening treatment.
Therefore, we are going to share with you the same tips as with our customers, so you can see what works for real.
We are going to see what aspects of your toothbrush matter the most, so you can understand how to arrive to a good selection.
It all starts with the size. In case you are not shopping for yourself, but rather for your son/daughter, then it is essential to get a toothbrush that is designed for his/her mouth.
Therefore, a child will need a toothbrush with a smaller head, and overall, with a different design, so it can be easy and practical to use.
Consider this factor, and if possible, let your child choose his/her toothbrush, because it will rise the motivation of using it regularly. You need to make proper oral hygiene an integral part of the life of your children, and it all starts with choosing a good toothbrush.
The bristles will either make or break the deal, because if they are too hard, then they will carry more problems than solutions.
Happens that hard bristles can end up damaging the enamel of your teeth, which leads to several problems including tooth sensitivity and gum disease.
Therefore, we recommend you to choose a toothbrush with soft and rounded bristles. It will allow you to clean your teeth properly without damaging your mouth.
Furthermore, by choosing soft bristles you will reduce the likelihood of damaging your mouth from brushing too hard, which is a bad habit that many people commit regularly. Even though you need to do it gently, with this kind of bristles you will reduce the risk tremendously.
Not all toothbrush heads are made the same, and therefore, you need to find one that adapts to your mouth perfectly. This is often overlooked, but it plays an important role in how efficient your toothbrush is at the hour of cleaning your mouth.
You should buy 2-3 different toothbrushes, so you can try their head design. The ideal one should allow the bristles to reach your back most molars easily and should cover every tooth. If that is the case, and you feel comfortable using it, then now you know it is the most proper toothbrush for you.
It will require some experiments on your end, but the result will be worth it, since you will get a toothbrush that actually cleans your teeth and that feels comfortable, which will reduce the chances of damaging your gums or teeth.
Sometimes we can be blinded by the low price of a cheap product, and that includes toothbrushes. We know that getting a super deal is always attractive, but when it comes to your oral health, the final price can be too high to bear.
You should avoid brand-less toothbrushes at all costs, because most of the time they are fabricated with poor-quality materials, which will end up damaging your teeth and gums, which can lead to serious infections and disease.
Therefore, only buy toothbrushes from reputable brands like Silver Care, Oral B and Colgate, because they follow rigorous processes and high standards when fabricating their products.
Furthermore, you can use our own soft bamboo toothbrush by The Smile Bar, which offers you the following advantages:
- Eco Bamboo Handle
- Soft Bristles
- Eco-friendly Paper Bag
The perfect way to brush your teeth after teeth whitening, and in addition, it is friendly with the environment!
How to Use It Correctly?
As you can see, it is not very hard to choose a proper toothbrush. Nonetheless, you also need to learn how to use it properly, and these tips will come in handy:
- You must place your toothbrush at a 45° to the gums
- Move the brush in a back-n-forth motion in short strokes, and do it gently
- Make sure to brush every tooth as a whole (outer/inner/chewing surface)
Remember to do this after every meal, and please, do it gently. Many injuries happen when you do it too hard or fast, and therefore, you should take your time to do it gently.
Is An Electric Toothbrush a Better Choice?
If you are ready to take the next step, then you should look forward to buying an electric toothbrush. Just like a waterpik is the evolution of traditional flossing, this artifact will take your oral hygiene to the next level.
Some of the most powerful reasons to get an electric toothbrush:
- Safe for your gums
- More efficient at removing plaque
- Superior coverage with minimal effort (ideal for people with limited mobility)
- Easier to brush your teeth for the most optimal time thanks to their inner-built timer
They are more expensive, but they last for a long time. Therefore, they are a great investment that will yield you amazing results.
Supplementing Your Toothbrush
Even though a good toothbrush – along with proper technique – will help you to protect your teeth, it is not enough to guarantee your total oral hygiene.
You should supplement it with flossing as well, because it will help you to remove the particles that remain between your teeth, which your toothbrush cannot remove. However, you need to do it gently and patiently as well.
In addition, you should add a good mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine, because it will help you to kill more bacteria, and therefore, prevent them from damaging your teeth.
Finally, you should also avoid foods and habits that damage your teeth. For example, you should quit smoking, reduce your consume of alcohol and limit sugary foods/drinks in your diet, because they will cause your teeth to become discolored.
Get a Brighter Smile With Us at The Smile Bar!
Now you have in your hands all the information necessary to step up your oral hygiene, which will allow you to get a superb smile, and to maintain it.
However, if you have already noticed that your teeth are severely discolored, then it will not be enough to use the right toothbrush regularly. You need a lot more than that, and fortunately, we can help you.
Thanks to our exclusive teeth-whitening treatment – which uses an advanced whitening gel boosted by our state-of-the-art LED light – you will whiten your teeth in just 20 minutes.
Just 20 minutes to make your smile rise and shine!
What are you waiting for? It will only take you 20 minutes to change your life. Forever.
Click the button below to book your date, so we can whiten your teeth and bring you the smile that you deserve!