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Which Toothbrush Type Is For You?


Do you go for soft or medium bristles? Round or square head? Angled or straight. Electric or manual? It's tempting to just grab your favorite color and run to the register. But NOT SO FAST - all toothbrushes are not created equal. Find out why!

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4:33AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thanks

10:23AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Very interesting tips! I have very sensitive gums so my dentist advised for a soft-medium toothbrush, specific brush movement while brushing teeth and a mild alcohol-free dental mouth wash. Also I use an electric brush but only once a week, since my dentist told me it can destroy the teeth enamel if used daily. Also I use a whitening toothpaste once or twice a week and take salted water mouth washes weekly - very good for my gums. There you have it!

5:46AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Thanks for ...

3:05AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

This is truly personal

3:45AM PST on Feb 22, 2013

i quite like my manual brush, even though i have an electric. the heads are so expensive to replace! and then you have to charge it up, nowt worse than starting to brush your teeth and the battery is dead! we have similar 'standards' here in the uk. colgate make good toothbrushes, but i find the 5 pack from poundland work just as well!

3:08AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

I never though that there are a lot of toothbrushes out there. I just pick one from the grocery and that's it. But after visiting the dentist hygienist, I get to know that selecting the right toothbrush is important.

9:11AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Good information, thank you...

3:59AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Thanks.

12:37PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Sonicare Electric tooth brushes are awesome!

12:29PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Ditto on the comment about video instead of an article. I am finding more and more video content on Care2 and I will not access content that way. I prefer an article I can read with or without hyperlinks to other information.

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