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What Do You Need to Pay Attention to When Choosing a Toothbrush?

Feb. 26, 2021

It is a common saying that toothbrushes should be replaced once every 3 months, as most people use toothbrushes for about 3 months before the bristles become bent and worn, which in turn affects the effectiveness of cleaning teeth and needs to be replaced in time.Next, bamboo toothbrush supplier will explain what to look for when selecting a toothbrush and what causes bleeding when brushing teeth.

What Do You Need to Pay Attention to When Choosing a Toothbrush?

1.The choice of brush head: large or small?

Both have their advantages and disadvantages: the large brush head has a large bristle area and is more efficient, but it is difficult to take care of some small corners of the mouth; the small brush head is more accurate and easier to clean all parts of the mouth, but it is more time-consuming to brush your teeth.

There is no standard choice of brush head size, it varies from person to person.

The American Dental Association recommends the following for adult toothbrushes.

Have a brush head that is approximately 2.54-3.18 cm long and 0.79-0.95 cm wide (almost covering more than two teeth).

Have 2 to 4 rows of bristles, with 5 to 12 tufts of bristles per row.

The front end of the toothbrush head should be rounded and blunt.

2. Choice of bristles: hard or soft?

It is recommended to choose a soft bristle, which is easier to penetrate into the gum sulcus and teeth to achieve the effect of cleaning teeth; but not too soft, because too soft bristles are not very effective in cleaning teeth.

A hard-bristled toothbrush may feel "clean", but it can easily damage your teeth and gums. When buying a toothbrush you can use your finger to press the bristles, if your finger feels irritated it means it is too hard and not recommended to buy.

3. Choice of brush handle: straight or curved?

The choice of handle does not help much in cleaning your teeth, just choose a handle that is comfortable for you to hold.

Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo toothbrushes are, as the name implies, toothbrushes made from bamboo.

Advantages of Bamboo toothbrushes

1. Toughness and abrasion resistance, unique resilience; soft and smooth

2. The cross-section of the bamboo bristles is covered with large and small oval-shaped pores, which can instantly absorb and evaporate large amounts of water.

3. The tea polyphenols in the composite bristles contain a mixture that can kill the lactic acid bacteria and other caries bacteria present in the teeth, and have the effect of inhibiting the activity of glucose polymerase, so that glucose cannot polymerise on the surface of the bacteria, so that the germs cannot colonise the teeth and the process of caries formation is interrupted.


It is a fully biodegradable toothbrush that meets the current requirements of green, environmental protection and low carbon.

What causes bleeding when brushing?

Bleeding while brushing and some swollen and sore gums are often thought of as a minor problem that can be fixed with a good rest and some fruit and vegetables. However, unless you don't eat foods containing VC such as vegetables and fruits for two or three months in a row, most bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis!

Bleeding gums, mostly gingivitis

Bacteria in the mouth gather, stick to each other and form "plaque" with saliva and other substances, which grows and multiplies on the teeth, causing inflammation in the gum tissue. Plaque clings to the teeth and grows, causing inflammation in the gum tissue. Calculus, on the other hand, not only makes it easier for bacteria to adhere, but also further irritates and compresses the gum tissue, exacerbating the inflammatory response.

However, it is easy to control the bleeding caused by gingivitis by paying more attention to brushing, keeping the mouth clean and visiting a specialist dental clinic for regular (six months or a year) scaling.