12 Jan '11, 3pm

How do you choose a toothbrush and other oral aids?

There are many types of toothbrushes available in the market: different bristle hardness, straight or angled handles, big or small heads, flat or serrated brush surfaces, the list seems endless. So how do you select a suitable toothbrush? Here are some tips: Select a brush with soft bristles, which will be gentle to your gums. The head of the brush should not be too big. A brush with a big head will not be able to reach the back corners of the mouth. Electric vs manual, which is better? An electric toothbrush is not necessarily more or less effective than a manual toothbrush An electric toothbrush is helpful for persons with less manual dexterity, for example, persons with physical handicaps, arthritis, or someone recovering from a stroke Don't forget to change your toothbrush every 2-3 months, or sooner if it becomes frayed. A worn-out toothbrush is less effective in clea...

Full article: http://www.hpb.gov.sg/oralhealth/article.aspx?id=4256


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