What to Look for in a Toothbrush
There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a toothbrush. Most of them boast certain features that may or may not sound useful to you or your family. Which one should you choose?
Don’t worry. Our team sifted through all of that noise to write down the features you should keep in mind when you’re shopping for a toothbrush. That way you’ll always know that you have a tool working to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Check out our tips, and then go toss your old toothbrush away.
Keep it Soft
You might be tempted to get a firm toothbrush, but don’t give in! Soft bristles are flexible and gentle, so they can clean between teeth and your gumline without harming your gums.
Of course, you need to make sure that you’re brushing correctly, too. Treat your teeth like you’re brushing an eggshell. Be gentle with soft bristles, and they’ll offer a deep, effective clean that will keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Find that Fit
It’s important to use a toothbrush that properly fits your mouth. Your brush should clean at least one tooth at a time and should be comfortable for you to move around to reach all of your teeth.
If you can’t reach the back of your mouth, you’re not going to clean those teeth as effectively. Make sure to find a brush that’s comfortable for you.
Grip that Brush
Toothbrushes come with all different types of handles. That’s because you need to be able to angle your toothbrush properly in order to effectively clean your teeth. Some grips are more comfortable than others, so make sure to find one that fits nicely in your hand.
Alternatively, find a toothbrush that lets you get a deep clean, no matter what angle you’re brushing at. Our Better Toothbrush has patented V++ Max bristles that are designed to approach your teeth at the right angle, even if you’re holding the brush wrong. Make it easy on yourself and try one of our soft bristled toothbrushes today.
No matter what toothbrush you wind up with, be sure to take care of it properly. Don’t store it in an area that’s prone to bacteria, and make sure to replace it every three months or when it starts to wear down. The older your brush is, the less effective at cleaning it is, and no one wants a dirty mouth.