All About Toothbrushes

Smile Workshop is a family dental office that wants to help your entire family achieve better oral health. How often do you brush your teeth? What about your children, are you making sure they brush their teeth regularly? Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day will help you and your children achieve healthier mouths.

What type of toothbrush do you use? It’s really a matter of preference. Both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively clean your mouth. However, people who have trouble brushing with a manual toothbrush may find it easier and more effective to use an electrical toothbrush.

Make sure that your family uses clean toothbrushes. Rinsing a toothbrush is easy and only requires the water from your sink. When you rinse a toothbrush, you are removing the debris that gets stuck in its bristles. Another way to make sure your family is brushing with clean toothbrushes is to store them in the open air. This allows the toothbrush to properly dry.

How long have you been using your current toothbrush? Even if you properly rinse and store your toothbrush, be sure to replace it every three months. Over time the bristles on an old toothbrush wear down and can become less effective at cleaning your teeth.

Before you purchase a toothbrush (or any dental product) be sure that the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval is on the box. Dental products without the ADA Seal of Acceptance have not been approved by the ADA.

Keep your teeth healthy. Smile Workshop cares about all of their patients’ oral health. Talk with a Smile Workshop dentist if you are having trouble brushing your teeth or want to learn more the right type of toothbrush for your. Call your local Smile Workshop today to schedule a dental cleaning.

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