For many people, a manual toothbrush still feels a lot nicer than an electric toothbrush. And there is nothing wrong with that! As long as you know how to brush properly. With the OptiSmile manual toothbrushes you get quality in any case.
What should you look for when buying a manual toothbrush?
A manual toothbrush should be of good quality, easy to clean and comfortable to handle. There are a number of things to look out for. For example, the brush head should not be too large. If it is, it will be difficult to get into nooks and crannies. Also, the bristles should not be too hard or they can easily damage your gums. And as tempting as it can be to just go for the cheapest option at the drugstore, it's often not the best. Not to mention comfort. The handle of cheap manual toothbrushes is often uncomfortable. And beware: after half a minute you are bound to get cramps.
How Long Will a Manual Toothbrush Last?
Dentists recommend changing a manual toothbrush every three months. There are several ways to determine if your manual toothbrush needs to be replaced sooner. For example, it is advisable to keep an eye on the condition of the bristles. Are they flattened, bent or lying completely flat? One and one is two: replace! Many manual toothbrushes also have coloured bristles to indicate wear. If the colour is almost gone, you know you need a new brush. Also, from a hygienic standpoint, it is wise to replace a manual toothbrush every 3 months.
What types of manual toothbrushes are there?
Manual toothbrushes come in all shapes, sizes, colours, types and variations. OptiSmile offers two great options for you. First, there is the Cross Active toothbrush with medium soft, rounded bristles that subtly massage your gums. Secondly, there is the Bamboo Toothbrush. A beautiful, sustainable option that is made of natural material! The material is BPA-free, biodegradable and vegan.