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The time has come to get a new toothbrush. 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 dentist and team in Sylva, North Carolina.

The Toothbrush Head
Your toothbrush should have a relatively small head so that it can effortlessly 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 to avoid harming the teeth. A toothbrush that has hard bristles could damage the tooth enamel, especially if you tend to scrub your teeth when you brush them.

Manual vs. Electric
If you have a hard time brushing your teeth because of limited dexterity or arthritis, an electric toothbrush may be a good choice for you. An electric 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.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laurin Cardwell, we invite you to contact Cardwell Family Dentistry at 828-631-3567 today.