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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Lisa Ann Magerman
Lisa M.2 years ago


Angela Malafouris

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!

paul m.
paul m.2 years ago

Thanks for ...

Fiona T.
Fi T.2 years ago

This is truly personal

katarzyna phillips

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!

Brittany Sanders
Brittany Sanders3 years ago

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.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.3 years ago

Good information, thank you...

Joy Wong
Joy Wong3 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Sonicare Electric tooth brushes are awesome!

Kathy Sabatini
Kathy Sabatini3 years ago

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.