Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Toothbrush and Toothpaste, What You Should Know

Acacia Dental Group - Englewood DentistWhat type of toothbrush should you use?

Your toothbrush should have a handle that allows for a firm grip, and the head of the toothbrush should be small enough to reach all areas of your mouth. Toothbrushes with hard bristles can damage your teeth and gums, so make sure you always use a toothbrush with soft bristles.

How often should you replace your toothbrush?

If your toothbrush is worn and has frayed bristles, that it is ineffective and could even contain harmful bacteria. You should always change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3 to 4 months or after any illness.

What type of toothpaste should you use?

Always use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps to fight plaque and cavities and it also cleans and polishes your tooth enamel. The flavor, formula and brand of your toothpaste does not matter. Your toothpaste should bear the American dental Association seal of approval.