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Which type of toothbrush is the best? Of course, this all depends on you and your teeth. But here are the few of the options of the different types of toothbrushes and their benefits.

Electronic vs. Manual

Do electronic toothbrushes do a better job at cleaning teeth than manual ones? This is the biggest question when considering what type of toothbrush to buy. Studies have shown that electronic toothbrushes don’t really clean that much more effectively than manual ones, unless they have a rotating-oscillating head.

Manual toothbrushes are a good choice if you want to save money, and electronic ones are a good choice for those who have poor motor skills or arthritis. Electronic toothbrushes also can have the added benefits of ultrasonic pulses, timers, and adjustable power levels.

Soft Bristles vs. Hard Bristles

The ADA (American Dental Association) actually recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent damage to tooth enamel and gums. Unless your dentist tells you otherwise, a toothbrush with soft bristles is a must. These bristles will generally be 0.15-0.20 mm in diameter.

Angled vs. Straight

Straight and angled toothbrushes both clean teeth very well. However, if you struggle to clean the back of your mouth, then try using an angled toothbrush. A toothbrush with a smaller head can also help with this problem.