The Toothbrush Buying Guide
February 10, 2022
With busy lives, we often need to quickly scrub away, leaving unwanted plaque behind, which eventually causes problems. However, effective plaque removal doesn’t require much. A quality toothbrush, a bit of time, a technique suitable to your kind of brush and a proper sequence.

Author:

Ina Alberts

The aim of brushing teeth is to effectively remove dental plaque in order to prevent disease (gum disease and tooth decay) and to enjoy a healthy, fresh feeling smile.  With busy lives we often unthinkingly quickly scrub-away leaving unwanted plaque behind which eventually cause problems.  Effective plaque removal doesn’t require much.  A quality toothbrush, a bit of time, a technique suitable to your kind of brush and a proper sequence.  Do it properly with the right equipment and enjoy a cleaner, healthier smile!

Manual brushes

  • Opt for a soft brush with a small head
  • Replace your brush every three months.
  • Brush with bristles angled 45° towards gum line in small 6-8 circulator motions per 2 teeth.
We like the Curaprox CS5460 ultra-soft brush. This brush:
Has an octagonal grip which helps you keep the brush at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line when you brush.
The head can bend, allowing better access to lingual surfaces
Uncommonly dense and more efficient cleaning surface with 5460 ultrasoft Curen-filaments

Effective plaque removal made easier with Sonic technology!
Battery operated sonic brushes

  • 50% better plaque removal
  • Replace brush head every 3 months
  • Use it as you would use a manual brush while enjoying extra vibrating power.
We like the GUM Activital brush.  This brush:
Has a sleek design and is available in either white or black
Offers rechangeable heads and replaceable AAA batteries
Produces 12000 vibrations a minute 

Rechargeable Sonic electric brush     HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Removed plaque 2-4mm beyond the reach of bristles
  • Removes more interproximal plaque
  • Removes more plaque than a manual brush
  • Is safe and gentle on tissues
  • Clinically proven to reduce Gingivitis
  • 30 000+ vibrations a minute (depending on the model purchased)
  • Hold the brush lightly with bristles angled 45° toward the gum line, and move from tooth to tooth.
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