Manual Toothbrushes at Walgreens
A healthy mouth is important for overall health, making oral care a top priority. Walgreens can help you create the perfect oral care routine to promote healthy teeth and gums. We carry a large assortment of manual toothbrushes with options available for adults and children. You can shop the full selection online or stop into your local Walgreens to purchase a toothbrush today.
Promoting a Healthy Smile and Fresh Breath
Healthy teeth and gums don't happen on their own. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce your risk of oral care problems simply by brushing. Dentists typically recommend that people brush twice per day. In addition to brushing, you may wish to use a tongue cleaner to remove impurities. If you're unsure which toothbrush or tongue cleaner is right for you, your dentist can help you decide. Don't forget to replace your toothbrush regularly. Generally, experts suggest replacing toothbrushes once every three months or sooner if the bristles begin to look worn.
Choosing a Brush Head
As you begin shopping for manual toothbrushes, you can first focus on the brush heads of the available products. Toothbrush heads come in a variety of sizes, so you'll want to select one that fits your mouth. The shapes of the heads also vary from brush to brush.
Considering the Bristles
Manual toothbrushes also vary in terms of their bristles. For most people, soft bristles are ideal, as they are flexible and gentle. Some individuals may require extra soft toothbrushes due to sensitive gums or firmer brushes due to dental work or oral appliances that can cause extra wear and tear on toothbrushes. Bristles come in different shapes as well. Flat bristles are the standard, but there are also domed and rippled options available. Which type you use is largely a matter of personal preference; however, some bristles are designed to provide specific benefits, such as a deeper clean along the gum line.
Finding the Right Handle
Once you have focused on the manual toothbrushes that have the right head shape and size and bristle type for your needs, you can consider the features of their handles. There are two main types of handles: straight and angled. Straight toothbrushes are generally more economical, while angled brushes can make it easier to reach behind the teeth and all the way to the molars. Some handles have special features that may be beneficial for you, such as a flexible neck or a non-slip grip.