Electric toothbrushes to suit all ages. The power brushes you find her are some of those that the professionals recommend. What toothbrush you use is secondary to how you use it to clean all surfaces and along the gum line See if you are maximising your toothbrush potential.
The evidence reflects that a electric toothbrushes will remove more plaque biofilm than a manual toothbrush in the same hands. Rechargeable and battery operated with various weight and power options to suit everyone from baby to the elderly.
Rechargeable brushes are generally a better choice than battery operated as long as they are charged regularly to ensure consistant power delivery. Batteries can run down quite quickly and overall may not be the more cost effective option.
You may wonder why you don’t find the market leader brushes here e.g. Braun/OralB and Philips Sonicare? We aim to keep our prices as low as possible and if this is the brush you are looking for, you will get better value on the high street. You will find replacement heads for them here.
Brush heads should be changed when the bristles start to splay out (approximately every three months). Replacement heads are available.
Unless otherwise advised by your dental team clean tongue first, then in between teeth/floss then finish with your toothbrush. Brush every surface of each tooth – outside, inside and biting surface, making sure you clean thoroughly around the gum line. Use a pea sized blob of fluoride toothpaste on a dry brush. After brushing DO NOT rinse your mouth with water. Let the toothpaste ingredients work for longer around your teeth. Don’t skip night time toothbrushing (before sleep) as your mouth needs extra protection when you sleep as saliva flow almost ceases. Find out more about dry mouth, toothbrushing and toothpastes here
Use a mouth rinse? Rinse at a different time to brushing – that way you spread the ingredients that help prevent disease across the day – keeping a healthy environment in your mouth as long as possible.