No, it’s not just design! If there are shades of color on the bristles of your toothbrush, it serves a very specific purpose. Often, the choice of this dental care product focuses on the colors it is made of, even before its quality or shapes. Only the real usefulness of these colors is still very little known. We will then give you the real reason for their presence.

You have probably never wondered about the usefulness of the colored bristles at the end of your toothbrush? This banal-looking detail has another reason, not only aesthetic. One thing is certain, if manufacturers decided to use these shades, it was not just to make them more attractive.

Why do some toothbrushes have colored tips?

Almost all toothbrushes are sold with colored bristles and with different shapes.  However, few users know the real reason behind these small colored areas.  The following information will undoubtedly change the way you use this tool.

Dose the toothpaste based on the colors on the toothbrushes

The toothbrush is one of the most important tools in our daily lives. Its colored end is used to properly dispense toothpaste, adjusting the amount and limiting the risk of excess product affecting your brushing. Simply apply your toothpaste to this colored area, rather than spreading it over the entire surface of the brush. When used correctly, your toothpaste won’t run all over the place! This detail even exists on children’s toothbrushes. You can then teach them how to use it while avoiding waste. Brushes with small heads are also preferred because they allow easier access to all areas of the mouth.

Other tips for using the toothbrush

The toothbrush certainly has many hidden functions, but above all it remains a crucial element for good oral hygiene. It is therefore advisable to make the right choice by finding the most suitable brush for your needs.

  • Choose an electric toothbrush

Among the many advantages of an electric toothbrush is its power to glide everywhere. In fact, the small head of this instrument allows all the movements recommended by dentists. In addition, this brush reduces the risk of bleeding. For hygienic reasons, it is also recommended to change the head of the electric toothbrush only when you notice wear of the bristles.

  • Prefer soft bristles to the stiff bristles of the toothbrush

When soft bristles are recommended for good dental hygiene, it’s for specific reasons. In fact, soft bristles can sneak under the gum line and reach inaccessible areas between teeth. In addition, toothbrushes with soft bristles perfectly fit the round shapes of the teeth, which helps to remove plaque and remove food debris. If you’ve just had surgery or suffer from painful gums, your dentist may even recommend softer toothbrush bristles to prevent pain.

You now know the usefulness of colors on the bristles of your toothbrush. However, to take full advantage of this dental hygiene tool, you need to make the right choice!