People contemplating teeth whitening treatment to improve their bright smiles should use a toothbrush with a round tip for effective cleaning, an expert has claimed.
Periodontologist Professor Robin Seymour advised members of the public to make use of soft bristles in order to improve oral hygiene.
According to the Dentyl Active spokesman, toothbrushes with hardened bristles could damage the protective layer of enamel and lead to painful sensitivity.
Professor Seymour stated that the most effective types of teeth cleaning equipment enable users easy access to all areas of the mouth.
He added: "Electric or powered toothbrushes do have an important role to play in regular plaque removal. They are particularly useful in reaching the difficult tooth surfaces."
This advice comes after a survey by Wrigley revealed that 94 per cent of people forget to take care of their oral health after eating dinner.
Conducted to mark the start of the British Dental Health Foundation's National Smile Month campaign, the study also showed that only nine per cent of participants were willing to discuss their oral health with friends.