Never before has there been such a dizzying array of toothbrushes on the market. Consumers are inundated with new designs, materials, attachments, and colors. Whatever toothbrush design you choose, the most important thing is that you use the toothbrush at least 2-3 times a day. Moreover, how long you spend brushing your teeth is as critical as how often you brush. This ensures complete plaque removal in hard to reach areas.
Mechanical (Electric or Ultrasonic) versus Manual Toothbrushes
Save your money on those expensive mechanical brushes and supplies. Studies show a manual brush is equally effective in prevention of dental disease. Our dental team only recommends a mechanical toothbrush in cases where dexterity or ability to properly handle a brush is a factor.
When choosing a manual toothbrush, generally look for a compact head with very soft, rounded bristles.