Denture Repair: Home Remedies and More

Tips on Choosing a Toothbrush

If you want to take the best care of your teeth, you will need a good toothbrush. However, choosing a toothbrush may seem like a difficult task. You have so many options on the market. Plus, if you have special dental issues, you may need specialised toothbrushes. Keep reading to learn more about choosing a toothbrush to enhance your dental health.

What are the basics of toothbrush selection?

When you choose your toothbrush, take into account three basic things. Each of these three things can help you narrow down the type of toothbrush you need.

Bristle type

The type of bristles you choose can affect your teeth and gums. Unless your dentist says otherwise, stick to soft bristles. Bristles that are too hard can cause gum recession and potentially damage your enamel. While firm bristles are effective for removing plaque, you should not use them every day.


You will want a toothbrush that provides good coverage and is easy to handle. If you buy one that is too large, it may be difficult to maneuver around your mouth. Some dentists recommend smaller brush heads for that very reason. Children may need smaller brush heads with shorter handles.

Seal of approval

Look for the Australian Dental Association seal of approval on your dental products. This seal means that it meets the requirements for good dental health. Your dentist is also another place to get recommendations.

What are some specialised toothbrushes?

Your dentist may suggest other types of toothbrushes based on your specific needs. For example, a tufted-end toothbrush has more reach and penetration than traditional bristles. They are excellent if you have gum recession and furcations. They also work well with cleaning around dental appliances. Other specialised toothbrushes help with other unique issues.

Which is better, electric or manual?

If you have an unusual dentition or trouble cleaning your back teeth, electric may be better for you. Electric tends to be better for the gums as well. Many of them have timers that signal the proper brushing time. However, manual toothbrushes may be more convenient. You can usually buy them anywhere. Plus, they're easy to use while travelling. Sometimes, electric toothbrush heads are hard to find or difficult to replace.

Of course, even the best toothbrush doesn't replace a regular dental checkup. However, a good toothbrush and proper dental hygiene are important between dental appointments. Your dentist can also give you ideas on the best brushes for you. Give your local dentist a call and make an appointment if you need a checkup.

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Denture Repair: Home Remedies and More

Unfortunately, even the best dentures can face troubles. My name is Ella, and as a denture wearer for over a decade, I have faced almost every denture issue in the book. Along the way, I've learned tons of tips and tricks on how to repair them at home and how to diagnose issues on your own. I've also learned when it's important to call the dentist for professional assistance. In this blog, we're going to explore all of it – home remedies on cleaning dentures, fixing them, storing them and more. Take my experience and let it guide you through your denture-wearing journey. Thanks for reading! Take care, Ella.