What makes a good brush? Take a look at these five guidelines and you're sure to pick a great product!
1. Look for a toothbrush with a small brush head. Bigger brushes are hard to maneuver and tend to miss important areas.
2. Only buy soft brush heads. Stiff bristles can damage enamel and wear away at gums causing serious damage.
3. Don't fall for gimmicks. What's more important than "cross bristles" or "massaging action" is that you use the brush for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
4. Remember to replace often. Older brushes harbor bacteria and don't work as efficiently. Make sure you are getting a brush that you are comfortable replacing on a regular basis.
5. Consider going electric. Electric brushes take a lot of the guesswork out of brushing your teeth. Look for products from Oral-B and Sonicare for the best battery life, easiest to find replacement heads and beneficial features. Try to find a model with a built in timer and pressure sensor to get the most out of brushing.