While electronic toothbrushes trump all others when it comes to oral care, it’s understandable that many people have yet to make the switch and continue to use manual toothbrushes every day. While manual toothbrushes can’t quite give you the accurate clean that’s needed to keep your teeth and gums plaque-free and require a very specific technique to be effective, a good quality manual toothbrush like the Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush can keep your teeth and gums healthy.
One of the main issues with manual toothbrushes is that their effectiveness very much depends on your technique. If you brush too hard, you can erode the enamel on your teeth and irritate your gums, causing your gums to recede and your teeth to lose their whiteness as the enamel thins and the yellow tinted dentin starts to show through. However, the Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush is designed to promote healthy gums and be gentle on teeth to avoid such issues. It is an incredibly gentle manual toothbrush that is specially designed to be gentle at the same time as effective. If you have suffered with sensitive or painful gums in the past or notice that the roots of your teeth are beginning to become exposed, then it may be a good idea to switch your old toothbrush out for this one.
The Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush brush head is has special bristles made from CUREN filaments. These bristles were designed and are exclusively used by Curaprox. These filaments are capable of absorbing water six times less than nylon filaments, which means that retain their original, soft texture even longer, even when wet. This great feature also allows Curaprox to use much finer bristles in their Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush and these thinner bristles are capable of reaching into the tight gaps between your teeth. The soft texture of these bristles also allow them to mould to the shape of your tooth while nylon bristles tend to stay rigid and require you to press harder with the toothbrush in order for bristles to cover the surface of the tooth. That is why using brushes with harder bristles tend to be more damaging to teeth. Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush brush heads are also designed to be slightly wider than typical toothbrushes, allowing them to cover a greater surface area of each tooth and make sure that the entirety of the tooth is cleaned and polished effectively.
Another great feature of the Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush is the octagonal handle. While it might not seem that the handle shape has an effect on your brushing, it certainly does. The octagonal handle fits in your hand in such a way that it tilts the brush head at an angle. An effective brushing technique requires the bristles to be angled towards the gums so that you are effectively cleaning along and under your gum line, which is what the Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush helps you do. When you properly clean your gums, you reduce the risk of developing gum disease and cavities because any bits of food that might be trapped along it are cleaned away.
Reviews for the Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush have been highly praising for the most part and many people now use exclusively use soft bristled brushes. The thin and flexible filaments are highly effective at cleaning between the teeth and along the gum line and many customers have said that the amount of plaque that they see around their gums has reduced. Users have also said that the sensitivity of their gums have been reduced and that they no longer feel uncomfortable brushing their gums. The only negative reviews that have been noted are from users that find it difficult to adjust to using soft bristled brushes and don’t feel as though they are getting the deep clean that they had hoped. However, if you stick to using soft bristles, you will learn to love the feeling and will be able to see for yourself that soft bristles are just as effective as hard ones, if not more.
If you’re not quite ready to switch to an electric or sonic toothbrush then this is certainly a great manual toothbrush to try out yourself. The Curaprox CS 5640 Manual Toothbrush is great for people with sensitive gums and eroded enamel – as well as people with braces or dentures – and provides a highly effective and gentle clean. If you are interested in finding an electric toothbrush, however, be sure to look at our best electric toothbrush options.