Q&A: Your Toothbrush

toothbrushblondewomanYou know that you are supposed to brush your teeth. You also know that brushing twice a day is a major component that contributes practicing good dental hygiene at home. However, do you know much about the type of brush you should be using for your smile? Or, do you simply feel like you’re taking a chance every time you pick up a new toothbrush from the drugstore? Find out a more regarding your best brush choices with a helpful Q&A session.

Questions and Answers: Your Toothbrush

Question: How often should I replace my toothbrush to make sure it isn’t getting too old? What if I am an aggressive brusher and think I need to replace it frequently?

Answer: You should begin using a new toothbrush once every three months or so for effective dental hygiene. However, you may purchase a new one sooner if your brush looks like it’s becoming worn. Do your best to use a light touch when brushing as an aggressive approach may result in damage and sensitivity.

Question: How do I know if a brush is safe to purchase?

Answer: While trusting brands with which you are familiar is helpful, we always suggest you take a thorough look at the package. Look for the ADA (American Dental Association) Seal of Acceptance as a method of verifying the effectiveness of the brush for your dental hygiene.

Question: Should I look for the brush with the biggest head on it or not?

Answer: The goal is to completely clean every tooth surface, so a brush that is too big will not be able to reach comfortably – however, a brush that is too small may require lengthy brushing sessions. Choose a brush that will fit comfortably, while thoroughly cleaning your smile.