Last updated August 22, 2022
There are so many toothbrushes, it's hard to know which one to choose.
Do you have any recommendations?
In this issue, we introduce our top 3 recommended toothbrushes!
- Types of toothbrushes
- How to choose a toothbrush
- Recommendation ranking of electric toothbrushes
- Recommendation ranking of toothbrushes for manual brushing
- Comfortable self-care with recommended toothbrushes
Types of toothbrushes
Toothbrushes can be divided into two main categories
- electric toothbrush
- Toothbrush for manual brushing
Electric toothbrushes are,Toothbrush with automatic brush vibrationIt is. Simply turn it on and hold it against your teeth to remove stains.
There are four types: vibrating, rotating, sonic, and ultrasonic, and the action of removing dirt differs depending on the driving system.
The shape and mode of the brush can also be changed to provide whitening care, gum care, and other types of care tailored to the condition of the mouth.
Toothbrush for manual brushing
The manual toothbrush is the most common toothbrush.Move the toothbrush by yourself to clean the teeth.
Since it requires no power supply or batteries, it can be used anytime, anywhere.
How to choose a toothbrush
The following points should be considered when selecting a toothbrush
- intended use
- Toothbrush hardness
- Brush size
- Brush tip shape
- Brush Material
- Handle Shape
- Standard toothbrush for brushing the entire mouth
- Toothbrush for pinpoint brushing of fine details
- Toothbrush for brushing teeth with orthodontic wires
- Toothbrush for brushing delicate teeth after implant surgery
and others.Choose according to the purpose of use.
For a toothbrush that brushes the entire mouth, a standard type with flat or mountain-cut bristles is suitable.
Use a one-tuft brush for pinpointing areas where the teeth are bumpy and hard to hit with a standard toothbrush, and use an interdental brush between the teeth.
Toothbrush hardness,Choose according to the condition of your gums and teeth.is recommended.
- comparatively soft
- Those with swollen gums
- Healthy gums
- Those who want some sense of firm polish.
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- Healthy gums
- Those who want a well-polished feeling.
- Those who want to brush with a toothbrush with high cleaning efficiency.
The softer the brush is, the gentler it is against the gums and teeth, and the easier it is to get between the teeth and into the grooves of the gums, allowing you to polish even the smallest of details.
While a hard toothbrush is powerful enough to remove stains, it is difficult to get into fine areas, so floss or use an interdental brush for fine areas.
The larger the brush, the larger the area that can be brushed at once, and thus the more efficiently the teeth can be brushed.
However, if the brush is too large, it may get stuck in the cheeks and prevent you from brushing to the back teeth.
The size of the brush is,Vertical length should be about the length of two upper front teeth.It is.
If you have areas of misaligned teeth or if you do not open your mouth much, we recommend choosing a compact brush that is smaller than the size of your two upper front teeth.
Brush tip shape
There are several different shapes of toothbrush bristles.
- round hair
- tapered hair
- diamond shape, etc.
Select according to the purpose of use and the condition of gums and teeth.would be a good idea.
Round bristles have rounded tips and are a standard type with good cleaning efficiency.
Tapered bristles are tapered toward the tip of the bristles, making it easy to get between teeth and into the grooves of the gums and gentle against the gums.
Recommended for patients with deep gum grooves (periodontal pockets) due to gum inflammation or periodontal disease.
Toothbrushes with diamond-shaped bristles are often used for whitening care. The large surface area of the bristles allows for more efficient removal of stains from teeth.
There are several different types of brushes.
- PTB (saturated polyester resin)
- Natural hair (pig, horse, etc.)
Nylon and PTB toothbrushes are easy to dry and clean.
Natural hair does not dry easily, so it needs to be drained and dried well for clean use. However, its moderate elasticity and softness make it excellent for use.
Nylon or PTB toothbrushes are recommended for those who don't want to worry about the care and maintenance.It is.
The handle is the handle of the toothbrush.
There are two types: the straight type and the curved neck type, which is bent at a point long enough to enter the mouth.
Curved necks are easier to put straight in the mouth and follow the curve of the dentition, making it easier to reach the brush to the back teeth.
Recommendation ranking of electric toothbrushes
No. 1: Sonicare
We heard reviews from actual users!
It removes stains so efficiently and leaves my teeth so smooth that I will never go back to brushing by hand.
It was like changing from hand washing to washing machine.
I have used several electric toothbrushes in the past, but the Sonicare is a different level of comfort.
I would buy the same one again if it breaks.
No. 2: Klapprox
- Soft and fluffy bristles that do not hurt the gums
- Tufted brushes available to fit uneven teeth
- Efficiently removes dirt with sonic vibrations of 22,000 to 42,000 times per minute
- Simple design with one-button operation, switchable power supply and 7 dynamic levels
- High capacity battery that lasts for 4 minutes a day for 2 weeks
No. 3: Panasonic Sonic Vibration Toothbrush Doltz EW-DL36
- Replicate dentist-recommended brushing methods by simply placing it on your teeth.
- All-surface ultra-fine bristle brush for periodontal care
- Sonic vibration of approximately 31,000 vibrations per minute removes plaque in periodontal pockets
- Equipped with a power control function that enables brushing with appropriate pressure
No. 3: Omron MediClean HT-B303
- Slim design that easily fits in your hand!
- Can be purchased for less than 5,000 yen, making it a good choice for electric toothbrush debuts.
- Rechargeable and easy to carry
- Omron's unique three-dimensional vibration of approximately 25,500 times per minute quickly removes plaque
- Removal power 1.5 times greater than that of a manual toothbrush
Recommendation ranking of toothbrushes for manual brushing
No. 1: Klapprox
- Born in Switzerland, a leading country in preventive dentistry
- Soft and fluffy high-density bristles firmly remove plaque between teeth and in the grooves of gums.
- The hairs do not easily wear out, so they can be used for 3 months if used carefully.
- Octagonal handle makes it easy to apply the brush at the proper angle to the gums
No. 2: Ebisu Premium Care - Caring for Your Teeth
- A mix of soft and slightly hard bristles allows for gentle polishing without compromising cleaning efficiency.
- Tapered bristles get into the grooves of the gums and between teeth.
- Wide head with wide bristles for brushing large areas at once
No. 3: Systema Compact 3-row slim
- Low-profile head for easy reach to the back
- Tapered bristles that gently export stains from the gum grooves
- Two types of bristle hardness are available: normal and soft.
Comfortable self-care with recommended toothbrushes
Toothbrushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including electric and manual toothbrushes. Choose the one that best suits your purpose of use and the condition of your gums and teeth.
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Please feel free to visit us at our dentist-operated open chette to discuss any concerns you may have about your mouth!
365dentist General Supervisor Dentist/Yukiko Katsuya
Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Dentistry, ~2018 Kyushu Medical Center, 2018-present Working at a dental clinic in Tokyo
After completing clinical training, worked in cosmetic dentistry in Tokyo. Currently a dentist and dental writer.