If you’ve thought about buying a toothbrush lately, you may have been shocked at the size of the range of brushes out there. From extremely cheap manual brushes to super-charged, smart brushes, which boast several innovative features and all the mod cons, there are hundreds of different brushes to choose from and this can make it confusing and difficult to narrow down the selections. If you have questions about toothbrushes, toothpaste or any other oral hygiene products, our dental hygienists and dentists will be happy to help.
Is it worth spending a lot of money on a toothbrush?
In many areas of life, you get what you pay for, but when it comes to toothbrushes, you should really pay what you can afford. If you can only afford a manual toothbrush, this is fine and you will be able to achieve a good clean with any brush, however basic it looks.
If you can afford to spend a little more, we recommend investing in an electric toothbrush. Electric brushes have heads, which oscillate very quickly and this means that they are more effective at removing plaque and polishing the teeth.
Within the umbrella of electric toothbrushes, there are huge variations in price and some brushes cost hundreds of pounds. If you’re inclined to follow the latest gadgets and you are a technology buff, these brushes may be of interest, with their different brushing modes, timers and smart technology, which connects the brush to mobile phones and tablets; however, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to buy a brush that will clean your teeth effectively.