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The time has come to part with your beloved toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Our dentist and team are here to give you tips for picking your next toothbrush.

The Head of Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush’s head should be small so that it easily reaches all areas of your mouth. The bristles of the toothbrush should be soft, or even extra soft. It is also recommended that the bristles of the toothbrush have varied lengths so that the brush can easily access the grooves of the teeth. Choose the shape of your toothbrush head based on your individual preference.

The Handle of Your Toothbrush

There are different types of toothbrush handles available. You may select a non-slip grip handle, a handle with a flexible neck, or whatever is the most comfortable for you. The best toothbrush is one that you will enjoy using.

Manual vs. Electronic

As far as choosing whether to use a manual or electronic toothbrush, either type of toothbrush can thoroughly and effectively clean your teeth if used correctly. An electronic toothbrush may be preferable if you have a hard time brushing your teeth, if you tend to scrub your teeth, or if you have limited manual dexterity.

Please contact Jack O. Smalley, DDS at 505-327-3331 for more advice and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Jack Smalley or Dr. Dawn Glover. Our dentist and team in Farmington, New Mexico, are excited to see you during your visit!