The time has come to replace your toothbrush once again. As you likely know, it is recommended that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Don’t be sad to part with your toothbrush. Getting a new toothbrush frequently helps your oral hygiene be as effective as possible. If you are unsure how to choose the toothbrush that was meant for you, continue reading for some tips from our dentists and team in Seguin, Texas.
The Toothbrush Head
Your toothbrush should have a relatively small head so that it can easily reach all areas of your mouth. Your toothbrush should be able to clean every area of your mouth.
The Toothbrush Bristles
The bristles should be soft, or even very soft. A toothbrush that has hard bristles could damage the tooth enamel, especially if you tend to scrub your teeth when you brush them. A toothbrush with soft or extra soft bristles can efficiently remove plaque and food particles from the teeth without risking damage to the tooth enamel.
Manual vs. Powered
If you have trouble brushing your teeth because of limited dexterity or arthritis, a powered toothbrush may be a good choice for you. A powered toothbrush may also be a good choice if you tend to scrub your teeth. However, a manual toothbrush can clean the teeth quite well if it is used correctly. Choose the type of toothbrush that works best for your needs.
If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weinman and Dr. Jones, we invite you to contact Seguin Smiles at 830-372-2949 today.