It can be found in almost every bathroom, there is often one waiting for you in your hotel room and it is not uncommon for it to be your child's biggest terror: the toothbrush! This care product is as feared as it is useful, and fortunately there are many options available on the market. After all, every mouth is different.
What's the Best Toothbrush for Me?
To determine what kind of toothbrush is best for you, it is sometimes just a matter of trying it out. After all, there are many options. There are manual toothbrushes with natural bristles, more advanced toothbrushes with special shapes and rubber 'bristles' on the brush head, and manual toothbrushes with bristles that are crosswise positioned for cleaner cleaning. And then, of course, there are the electric toothbrushes. Do you want a sonic toothbrush, where the brush head is oval-shaped and the head makes a vibrating movement? Or do you feel more comfortable with a rotating power toothbrush? In this case, the brush head is round and makes rotating movements. And do you like it when the toothbrush has a timer? Or do you prefer to decide how long you want to brush without the toothbrush kindly reminding you? Try, try, try!
Is it better to go with a soft or hard toothbrush?
Then, of course, there's the difference in hair thickness and strength. Should you choose a toothbrush with soft bristles, medium bristles or hard bristles? A toothbrush with soft bristles can do very little wrong. It does little or no damage to your gums, provided you don't press too hard. It may feel as if you are cleaning less thoroughly, but that is not the case. If you want a coarser feel, a medium or hard toothbrush is for you. Be careful not to brush too hard. If you press too hard on the gums, the gums start to bleed. And that's what happens quickly with a hard-bristled toothbrush.
What Additional Items Do You Need on Your Toothbrush?
Ideally, you should use flossing tools in addition to your toothbrush. Think of toothpicks, brushes or floss. Water flossers are also a great way to remove debris from between your teeth.