Top Tip of the Month: Toothbrushes

02 February 2011 Categories: News

Most people make the same three mistakes with their toothbrushes:

  1. Their toothbrushes are too big
    Your brush head should be small.  An ideal size is the Sensodyne 3.5.  Any bigger than this is too big.
  2. Their toothbrushes are too hard.
    Your brush should have soft bristles.  Hard bristles are thicker and are less efficient in cleaning and more traumatic on your gums.
  3. They keep them too long.
    Your should keep your toothbrush no more than 4 weeks.  A study done in the Dublin Dental School some years ago showed all the bacteria that could be cultivated on a toothbrush after 4 weeks.  Change it!