Each of us understands, that good care for an oral cavity which includes toothbrushing twice a day during, at least, pair of minutes, daily cleaning of intertooth intervals by means of a special floss and regular visits to the dentist is really important.

All of us use tooth-brushes and tooth-pastes. But due to the massed advertising of tooth-pastes very little attention is given to the tooth-brushes. Without a tooth-brush cannot manage neither the adult, nor the child. But, while buying a brush, we are guided by the reasons of an aesthetic order (colour, the handle form) more often. And after all whether the tooth-brush is chosen correctly, its efficiency depends in many sides.


«With toothbrushing of poor-quality we can do more harm to the health of oral cavity» – dentists in Texas warn. Main parametres defining quality of the tooth-brushes are the bristle, configuration and head size connected the handle and the head.

Tooth-brushes with a natural bristle remained in the last century and in our memoirs as for a long time it has been already proved that a natural bristle is an ideal place for reproduction of microbes. Now all tooth-brushes are issued with a bristle from synthetic materials (nylon).

As to rigidity we distinguish a bristle soft, average and rigid. For adults the bristle of average rigidity is optimum, it clears the dental groove and intervals between teeth very well.

For the child about one year the tooth-brush should be extra soft. For senior children it is recommended to use tooth-brushes with a soft bristle. Adults with diseases of gums should use the same brushes too.

Fibres in a brush are organised in bunches which settle down in 3-4 numbers. There is a set of models of tooth-brushes with various forms of “a working part”. But the design of the best brushes is directed also on our safety. Ideally, the brush should not injure an oral cavity, should not be electrostatic, that is draw a polymeric dust, and its tips should be rounded off.

The configuration of a bristle of tooth-brushes can also be various. At the majority of brushes the length of the hair is approximately identical. Brushes of the last generation are issued with a bristle with various length, some models have also an h-shaped arrangement of the hair.

According to the size of a head of a brush they can vary from 18 to 35 mm. It is better to use brushes with heads of the small size as they are easier for manipulating in a mouth. For children the size is approximately 18-25 mm, and for adults – on the average 30 mm will suit. If you are doubtful of your oral cavity health and want undergo a check-up by qualified dentist, you are welcome at http://dentalprofy.com/dentists/florida.