Electronic Toothbrushes such as the Braun Oral B Power Brush are extremely effective in promoting healthy gums.
But what about a manual toothbrush?
The most important quality of a manual toothbrush for preventing gum recession is to have soft, rounded and polished bristles. Dr. Dayan personally inspects the toothbrushes she dispenses using her magnification loupes to make sure they are rounded. Bristles that are sharp are more damaging to the fragile gum tissues.
We know of 3 brands that have rounded and polished bristles:
1. Tess Oral Health Toothbrush:
2. Oral B Manual Toothbrush:
3. Good Mouth Toothbrush, which is also 100% BPA-Free
It is important not to be overzealous while brushing, as brushing too hard can wear down your gums even more. We recommend gentle sweeping motions from the gum up to the tooth. Never brush horizontally or side to side.