Picking The Right Toothbrush

There are now so many toothbrushes on the market that selecting the appropriate one for you may seem confusing. So what should you look for in a good toothbrush?

A Small Head

This will help you reach the less accessible areas of the mouth with more ease and may make for a more comfortable clean.

Soft and Well-Designed Bristles

You want bristles that will work well at dislodging any leftover food debris in your mouth. Multi-angled bristles are often a good choice as you can better ensure that the whole surface of your tooth is being reached.

A Good Grip

Look at what makes the handle. Is it likely to become slippery when wet or will you still have a good grip? You want to be able to hold it with ease so that you can concentrate on your brushing technique.


A new toothbrush can remove up to 30% more plaque than one that’s three months old. With this in mind, it’s important to keep replacing your toothbrush. Otherwise, bacteria may remain and grow on the head of your toothbrush and so lessen the benefits of brushing your teeth!

When selecting a model, it is always worth consulting with your dentist. If you’d like to know more, give us a call today on 01603 621613 or book an appointment online.