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An ideal toothbrush should fit comfortably in your mouth, and should be easy to hold and manipulate.  However, you can follow certain guidelines while selecting a toothbrush:

1. Toothbrush For Adults

  • Adults should choose a small to medium-sized brush head. This should have soft to medium, multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles or ‘filaments’.
  • The head should be small enough to reach into all parts of the mouth, especially the back of the mouth; where it can be difficult to reach.
  • You can also use more specialized toothbrushes. For instance, people with sensitive teeth can use softer-bristled brushes, while people with crooked or irregular teeth can use smaller-headed toothbrushes.

2. Toothbrush For Children

  • Kids toothbrushes vary in size and shape, depending on their need and ability.
  • Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles, that is made of a round-ended or “polished” material. These types of brush heads, clean kids’ teeth well and are not rough on their gums.

3. Toothbrush For Toddlers

  • A toddler’s toothbrush has a small head and large handle with soft grip, that are easy for small hands to hold.
  • Powered toothbrushes are also available for this age group and older children, which can be engaging and fun for them to use.

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