Brush Heads

Today’s advanced brush technologies are definitely not “one size fits all.” Because patients have individual oral hygiene needs, some manufacturers offer multiple brush head options, including round, conical, or manual-like heads for targeted cleaning and/or patient preference.

For example, Oral-B oscillating-rotating power toothbrushes feature brush head designs that are inspired by a dental professional’s rubber cups’ size and shape, which adapt to each tooth surface by cupping the tooth and cleaning difficult-to-reach surfaces. The small, round brush head is designed to perfectly cup and wrap the tooth surface. Patients can brush each tooth individually, and reach the difficult-to-reach portions of each tooth.

Different interchangeable brush heads for different patient needs are available for adults, children and orthodontic patients as well as for interdental spaces (Figure 6). Oral-B brush heads for oscillating-rotating brushes are slightly angled to help reach posterior regions of the oral cavity. In addition to soft end-rounded bristles, each of these brush heads has unique features designed to address specific patient needs. Indicator™ bristles signal when patients should replace their brush head for optimal plaque removal and safety.

Figure 6. Oral-B Power Toothbrushes Offer a Variety of Interchangeable Brush Heads to Meet Individual Patient Needs.
Oral-B CrossAction Brush Head
Oral-B FlossAction Brush Head
Oral-B 3D White Brush Head
Oral-B Precision Clean Brush Head
Oral-B Sensitive Gum Care Brush Head
Oral-B Ortho Brush Head
Oral-B Interproximal Clean Brush Head

Sonic toothbrush manufacturers also offer brush heads customized for specific patient desires/needs. Figure 7 displays examples of brush heads available for Philips Sonicare and Oral-B Pulsonic power toothbrushes.

Figure 7. Examples of Sonic Power Toothbrush Brush Heads.
Oral-B Pulsonic
Sonicare Intercare
Sonicare DiamondClean
Sonicare ProResults
Sonicare Premium Plaque Control