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There are many different types of toothbrushes on the market today with all sorts of claims and marketing hype that comes with them. I'm sure you've heard of 'reach', 'cross action', '360', and 'full mouth' just to name a few. A common questions we hear patients ask is what we as oral health therapists and dentists recommend. So what makes a good toothbrush? Read on and we'll share with you what our favourite is and provide a couple of tips on great toothbrushing along the way.
We look at whether you should make the switch Have you ever wondered whether it's time that you ditched your manual toothbrush for the powered variety featured in the pretty ads? Well, the highly regarded not-for-profit international health care organization The Cochrane Health Group reviewed about 354 research studies on whether you should. Their findings are that it's a good idea, but that the improvement for most people is just going to be modest.
Recently The Smile Team has been helping to provide information for readers of Leader Community newspapers to benefit their oral health awareness. Click on the links below to see the questions and answers. See the full article in PDF How often should I have my teeth checked?See the full article in PDF What is Preventive Dental Care?See the full article in PDF How can an Oral Health Therapist help me?

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