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What is the best toothbrush on the market? 💸 ✅

The toothbrush is the tool par excellence for taking care of our smiles. And although technology has evolved a lot since the first patent in 1498, its function remains the same: to take care of our smile.

In today's post we will talk about the different types of brushes that we find on the market. We will analyze the main differences and give some types to help you choose. Because from manual to ultrasonic, the options we can find are varied and not always easy to differentiate, which can give rise to confusion when buying.

Choosing a brand in question is getting too wet. Everything will depend on the possibilities, the characteristics and, above all, the needs of our mouth. However, one aspect that we must be clear about is that, more than the brush, what is important is the brushing technique that accompanies it.

Both manual and electric do the job perfectly. If we use a correct technique in our daily life, the manual brush is capable of removing plaque just like its more modern version. The problem arises because not everyone knows how to brush their teeth correctly, so some "automatic" versions can help us in this task.

There is a fairly accurate indicator for this question. Let's say you're a manual brusher, you're 30 years old, and your mouth doesn't have a single cavity. That means you're doing it right and you can keep using the manual for the rest of your life. If, on the other hand, you have 18 and at your last checkup they told you you had 8 cavities, maybe you should consider switching to an electric one.

Let's talk about the manual brush in question

You should choose one that is as ergonomic as possible. The better it fits your hand, the easier it will be to reach all corners of your mouth. In addition, we recommend choosing the one with the smallest head, so that you will be able to affect certain areas with more freedom.

As for the bristles, the best choice is soft or medium, but never hard. Keep in mind that this factor will depend on the pressure you apply when brushing. Excessive pressure can cause your gums to recede and your enamel to deteriorate.

The world of electric brushes is getting wider and wider

Today we can find brands that analyze your brushing and then send the data to your mobile so you can improve. However, these options are usually quite expensive, although if you can afford it, it is true that it can be of great help in improving your daily technique. But if you don't want to spend a lot, you can always find other options that work just as well.

Amazon: Oral-B Advance Power - Cepillo de dientes con pilas, Color Blanco y Azul, Portátil. Disponible en: [Consulta: 25/11/2022].

There are quite inexpensive electric brushes. The most common are the ones with an oscillating head, which you can find in the supermarket for around €15. These are very good at removing plaque, but you have to know that they have their own technique. You have to pass the small head tooth by tooth, until the entire surface is covered. Never use the movements of a manual brush, as the oscillation, together with the pressure, can affect your gums, giving rise to problems such as periodontitis.

The great thing about oscillating brushes is that they're inexpensive, easy to find, and if you know how to use them, they can work really well in your day-to-day life. If you think this is your best option, simply consider our advice. Take your time with each brushing, avoid contact with the gum and do not apply pressure.

Amazon: Cepillos de Dientes Electricos Sónico Adultos - Cepillo Electrico con Estuche, 8 Cabezales, Carga Rápida y Utilizar por 60 Días, 5 Modos y Temporizador de 2 Minutos Cepillo Dientes Sonico, Modelo H8. Disponible en [Consulta: 25/11/2022].

Finally, we come to the undisputed king of brushes in recent times: the ultrasonic brush. This one has a head much more similar to that of the manual brush, so we will be able to use the technique we have always practiced. It works by means of high vibrations which, together with the movement of the hand, help to detach the plaque and reach more difficult areas.

The price of these brushes is quite cheap, as we can find them for around €35 on Amazon. In addition, the vast majority of models have several modes; brushing time indicators and even, in higher models, pressure sensors. So this would be our choice out of the range of possibilities, as it offers real benefits, in terms of our oral care, and on the other hand, its price is quite economical.

We hope we have helped you in this matter. Keep in mind that you can always check with your dentist about brands, models, special heads, etc. You can also review your brushing technique in our clinics, which will improve your hygiene and, therefore, also your general health. Remember the toothbrush is man's best friend, or was it the dog? 😂😂😂



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