Repair of teeth causing pain at the dentist and cost, so it’s worth good care. Which toothbrush is right?

Caries is at a frequency of about 90% one of the major diseases of civilization. Due to poor diet and poor oral hygiene settle bacteria that utilize the food debris and damage to their acid excretion tooth enamel and dentin. When brushing your teeth, many of these bacteria are both removed and the remaining bacteria are the food source removed. In addition to daily tooth brushing also support mouthwashes, dental floss, interdental brushes and dental health.

What is the hardness is ideal for toothbrushes?

There are three divisions: soft / sensitive, normal / medium / medium and hard. For healthy gums, Dentists recommend the average hardness of the bristles as they are both friendly and flexible enough to move into the spaces and hard enough to be seated to remove deposits. However, in diseases of the gums and the soft bristles are more useful because they rarely cause injuries and bleeding gums. Individual filaments (especially long and thin fibers) are responsible for cleaning between the teeth are an important support.


Synthetic filaments are due to their structure more hygienic than natural bristles and thus do not offer such good breeding grounds for bacteria caries. Well as occasionally dipping the brush head in mouth rinse after cleaning can minimize the number of germs. An exchange of the brush (or at least the brush head) would be approximately every 8 weeks desirable. Aggressive and frequent brushing with hard bristles can damage the tooth enamel (abrasion, erosion). To determine the appropriate pressure, there is a trick : press with a toothbrush on the kitchen scales. 150 grams is optimal. It is recommended 2 times daily for 2 minutes to brush with this pressure.

What should you look for when brush head?

The size should be chosen so that one could pass with the head in each corner of the mouth. This is a short head (2 to 2.5 cm) are more suitable as a long. Even a short head to force smaller movements that are better suited for thorough cleaning. In shape and structure of the brush head is important in the first place, that no sharp edges are present. Because this can cause injuries to the pharynx and the buccal mucosa.

Are electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes better?

One of the main arguments for the electric toothbrush is the convenience. As a result, the regularity and duration of brushing, especially in children and adolescents are significantly increased. Even for stationary people (seniors, people with disabilities or plaster), the electric toothbrush is a blessing. Also, the subjective sensation of cleaning is better for the electric version.

What in the purchase of an electric toothbrush should be taken?

The Internet offers a variety of professional and personal reviews from electric toothbrushes. This product tests can be an important decision aid for choosing the right electric toothbrush. Particularly well-cut B, especially the more expensive brand models from Braun and Oral. However, there are also some cheap brands that do not have to fear the comparison. For the user, are tools such as the display of brushing time pressure control, setting the stage speed, and battery power is very helpful. The replacement brushes for certain models / manufacturers are very expensive. Again, this should be considered before purchase. In Japan there are already electric toothbrushes with a camera. It is thus clear that in the farthest corners of the mouth are still leftovers. Whether or not this technology in Europe remains to be seen.