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It’s been about three to four months since you bought a new toothbrush, so the time has come to replace it again. 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 dentists and team in Bastrop, Texas.

The Toothbrush Head
Your toothbrush should have a relatively small head so that it can reach all areas of your mouth easily. Your toothbrush should be able to clean every area of your mouth.

The Toothbrush Bristles
The bristles should be soft, or even very soft. A toothbrush that has hard bristles could damage the tooth enamel, especially if you tend to scrub your teeth when you brush them. A toothbrush with soft or extra soft bristles can efficiently remove plaque and food particles from the teeth without the risk of damaging the tooth enamel.

Manual vs. Powered
If you have issues brushing your teeth because of limited dexterity or arthritis, a powered toothbrush may be a good choice for you. A powered 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.

If you have any questions or if you would like to book a reservation, contact Signature Smiles at 512-308-0270 today. We look forward to seeing you in our office!