We (hopefully) all learn how to brush our teeth from a young age. We probably also get some instruction from a dentist/parent about how to properly brush our teeth – which, according to MouthHealthy.org, is actually by placing the brush at a 45-degree angle at the gums and using gentle strokes over the length of the tooth.
However, while we may have learned proper frequency (twice a day will do it) and technique, many may not know much about which toothbrush to go with — and there are quite a few choices out there including electric or manual. So, how do you know which one is best for you or your child? Read on to brush up on your knowledge…
Why Choosing the Right Toothbrush Is Important
You should just be able to buy any adult/child brush off the shelf and have it do the job, right? Not exactly, says The Vital Record (a publication of Texas A&M Health). That’s because choosing the wrong brush for your pearly whites might do “more harm than good,” says the source.
An incorrect brush for the person using it can lead to gum recession and “other health hazards.” Not properly tending to your teeth (with the right brush) can lead to poor oral hygiene, which has been linked to other health problems.