When Should I Replace My Toothbrush & Which One Should I Choose?

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You know that you should brush your teeth at least twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, right? However, do you know how to choose a toothbrush and how often to replace it? Dr. Don Niu and our team are thrilled to advise you about toothbrushes.

Choosing a Toothbrush

Choose a shape and size of toothbrush that feels comfortable to you. The head of the toothbrush should be able to easily reach all parts of your mouth. We recommend that you choose a toothbrush with soft bristles instead of choosing one with medium or hard bristles. Soft toothbrush bristles are gentler on the tooth enamel and on the gums. If you have sensitive teeth or enamel erosion, Dr. Don Niu may recommend a toothbrush with extra-soft bristles. You may want to consider a powered toothbrush for your dental hygiene needs. Please note that a manual toothbrush will serve you just as well if you brush well.

Replacing Your Toothbrush

Replacing your toothbrush is very important to your dental health. You should get a new toothbrush every three months or when your old toothbrush begins to show wear. Our dentist in Irvine, California, also suggest that you replace your toothbrush after you’ve had a cold, since the bristles can collect the germs.

We invite you to contact Irvine Dental Group at 949-551-8877 today for more information and to set up an appointment.