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Posted on 3/20/2020 by LDAoffice
|Are you like most people? Do you tend to use your toothbrush past its expiration date? If your toothbrush bristles bend and no longer stand up straight, you need to replace your toothbrush. You should also replace your toothbrush if you have been sick. Read on to find out when it is best to give up your electric brush head or your manual toothbrush.
How Long Should You Use a Toothbrush or an Electric Toothbrush Head?
Most people part with their toothbrush, when used regularly, after about four or five months. However, this is really too long of time. To ensure you are brushing effectively, it is better to replace your brush after 3 months. This 3-month rule also should be followed by people who use electric toothbrushes. It is better to replace the brush before the bristles begin to show visible signs of wear.
What Type of Toothbrush or Electric Brush Head Should You Use?
To make sure you are getting mileage out of your toothbrush or electric brush head, choose a softer bristle brush. Don't spend money on a firmer brush, as doing so can hurt the enamel on your teeth and can scratch your gums. Some dental patients believe they are getting a deeper clean with a firmer brush. However, a firmer brush is too abrasive. If you want to clean your teeth effectively without harming your enamel or gum tissues, you need to use softer bristles.
We can help you find the toothbrush that best serves your dental needs. Give us a call to set up an appointment for an exam and professional cleaning today. We want you to be happy with your smile as well as the dental products you use. Let us guide you so you can enjoy better oral health and develop the proper brushing routine.