The usual mechanical, battery-powered, or ultrasonic, for the tongue, gums and gaps are all varieties of toothbrushes. Segodnya journalists figured out how to choose a daily toothbrush among such a variety.
Even as a child, Sofia from Kyiv thoroughly brushed her teeth with hard brushes. She strove for whiteness and shine, and as a result, she received hypersensitivity of the gums and teeth. Now Sofia is forced to buy brushes with the softest bristles because she has problems with gums and exposing the necks of her teeth.
Therefore, to not harm your health, you should select a brush only after consulting a dentist. The world does not recognize mechanical hard brushes, and in some countries, they are even banned by dentists. That is why it is worth using only gentle mechanical brushes of medium and low hardness. There is, however, a downside to them – they are not very good at cleaning plaque, especially in the back of the oral cavity.
“If a person smokes, drinks coffee, then you need to either spend a lot of time cleaning or choose an electric brush,” says dentist Alexei Golikov. Thanks to their fast revs, they clean out the dirt much better, but they are also more expensive. However, you often don’t have to buy a new one – it is enough to change the nozzle every three to four months.
“The electric brush has pressure sensors because you can press hard on it, which is very dangerous. And a special application on the phone will control the process; prompt whether you are doing everything right or not, and which parts you missed,” explains the periodontist Alexandra Lutsk.
But if you do not have fillings and do not wear braces for bite correction, an ultrasonic brush will serve you better than a regular electric one. According to Alexandra, the advantage of ultrasonic brushes is that they can clean out hard-to-reach areas.
The irrigator is indispensable in cleaning interdental spaces – a special device that supplies water or air under high pressure. Doctors advise to use it before bedtime after applying the brush.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle