Dentist Toothbrush Review 2021
When it comes to toothbrushes, there is certainly no shortage of options. While it may have once been a simple decision between hard, medium, and soft bristles, there are now many types of toothbrushes available, with ergonomic handles, bamboo or plastic handles, and bristles that are at odd angles or infused with charcoal.
But are these mere gimmicks? Do any of these options significantly improve the results of your brushing? And what about battery-powered or electric toothbrushes? This dentist toothbrush review offers you some ideas on choosing your next toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes are a great choice, offering superior plaque removal and ease of use. Young brushers may find an electric toothbrush more interesting to use and thus brush longer. As a negative, some models can be quite expensive.
A comparatively inexpensive electric toothbrush, the White Pro 1000 still offers several features found on more expensive models. The head rotates, oscillates, and pulses, breaking up and removing 300% more plaque along the gum line than a manual brush. A pressure sensor prevents you from brushing too hard and a 2-minute timer guides you in how long to brush. It also accepts a variety of replacement heads, allowing for whitening heads and softer bristles.
The Phillips Sonicare toothbrush is popular among many dentists and their families. Featuring multiple modes such as Clean and Deep Clean+ and 3 intensities, it is Smart owing to the app and “3D Mouth Map” technology that guides your brushing and points out missed spots so that you get complete coverage. The app also offers personalized tips to help you improve your cleaning while the brush moves up to 62,000 times per minute, effectively clearing away plaque buildup.
Oral-B’s version of a Smart toothbrush, the 9600 Electric Toothbrush, like the Clean Smart, makes use of an app to help guide the user’s brushing. It offers a variety of different modes to allow you to tailor your brushing to suit your needs and gives real-time feedback. Like the other brushes, it has a timer and a pressure sensor to keep you brushing longer and prevent pressing too hard. It also comes with a phone stand and travel case so that you can bring it anywhere you go.
If you don’t want to invest in an electric toothbrush just yet, you can certainly make use of a manual brush, but will need to be more conscientious in your dental care. Here are two choices to consider:
Curaprox 5460 Ultrasoft Toothbrush
Curaprox features an excellent design with a comfortable grip that provides the right angle for brushing your teeth. Made from Curen filaments which are tough on plaque but gentle on teeth and gums. Curen filament bristles absorb water 6 times slower than nylon bristles, allowing them to retain their texture even when wet. They also mould to your dental anatomy so that they won’t cause harm even if you tend to use too much pressure when brushing.
Dr Collins Perio Toothbrush
An excellent choice for sensitive teeth, Dr Collins features extra soft bristles that reach deep to remove plaque and debris. The bristles are longer-lasting than typical nylon bristles and can reach sensitive areas that other brushes might miss. The brush also contains Tea tree oil and Magnolia bark to help fight bacteria.
There are many good brushes on the market, some excellent ones, and some that are perhaps best avoided. Just remember that even the best toothbrush can do a poor job if you do not use a proper brushing technique. Be sure to brush carefully and attentively twice a day to maintain a healthy smile!
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