The term “toothbrush accessories” can apply to parts for rechargeable or battery powered toothbrushes, such as brush head refills or batteries. It can also refer to special features or specialised toothbrushes that contribute to your overall oral hygiene. Talk to your dental professionals for advice on accessories.
A few special toothbrush accessories that can enhance your oral care include:
- Tongue scrapers. Some toothbrushes have a specialised pattern on the back of the brush head that acts as a tongue scraper. Scraping the tongue contributes to better oral hygiene by removing more of the bacteria that cause plaque.
- Dental picks. Some toothbrushes have small inter-dental cleaners in the handles.
- Pulsing bristles. The Oral-B Pulsar toothbrush is a unique type of manual toothbrush with a pressure-sensitive brush head that moves with micro pulses when used. This distinct design helps remove food particles and also stimulates the gums.
Sometimes included in the category of toothbrush accessories are speciality toothbrushes that can be used in addition to a standard brush to help with trouble spots. One example is the orthodontic toothbrush, which features V-shaped notched bristles designed to help clean around braces and other dental hardware.