Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months. Keep in mind that a worn toothbrush cannot brush your teeth as well. But with so many toothbrushes available, how do you choose the best new toothbrush for your smile? Our team is thrilled to give you advice to make toothbrush shopping simpler.
Choose a toothbrush with a head that is small enough to reach all areas of your mouth easily. This is imperative for a proper cleaning. Choose whatever shape of toothbrush head that you prefer.
Your toothbrush should have soft, or even extra soft, bristles. These bristles can remove plaque and food particles from the teeth without causing wear to the tooth enamel. Avoid toothbrushes that that have medium or firm bristles.
Manual vs. Electric
Both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively clean your teeth if you use proper technique. This just depends on what you like. However, if you find it difficult to brush with a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush may be the best choice for you. Choose the type of toothbrush that you enjoy using and that you can use most easily and comfortably.
Feel free to contact our office at 281-488-4242 today for more information and to set up your next visit with Dr. Chet B. Hawkins. Our dentist and team in Houston, Texas, are excited to see you!