Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months, or sooner if your toothbrush begins to show signs of wear. Keep in mind that a worn toothbrush cannot brush your teeth as well. But with so many toothbrushes available, how do you know which toothbrush is best? Our team is thrilled to give you tips 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 important for a proper cleaning.
Your toothbrush should have soft bristles. These bristles can remove plaque and food particles from the teeth without causing wear and damage to the tooth enamel.
Both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively clean your teeth if you use proper technique. This just depends on your preferences. However, if you find it difficult to brush with a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush may be the right one for you. Choose the type of toothbrush that you enjoy using and that you can use most comfortably and easily.
Please contact our office at 650-341-5656 to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Stephen Henry. Our dentist and team in Foster City, California, are excited to serve you and your smile!