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Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months, or sooner if your toothbrush begins to show signs of wear. Keep in mind that a worn toothbrush cannot brush your teeth as well. But with so many toothbrushes available, how do you choose the toothbrush that is best for your smile?

Toothbrush Head
Choose a toothbrush with a head that can easily reach all areas of your mouth. This is important for a proper cleaning.

Toothbrush Bristles
Choose a toothbrush with soft, or even extra soft, bristles. Soft bristles can remove plaque and food particles from the teeth without causing damage to the tooth enamel. Avoid toothbrushes that are labeled as medium or firm.

Manual vs. Electric
Both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively clean your teeth if you use proper technique. However, if you find it difficult to brush with a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush may be the right one for you. Choose the type of toothbrush that you enjoy using and that you can most easily use.

We encourage you to contact our office at 978.369.9090 today to learn more and to book an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Kondon. Our prosthodontist and team in Concord, Massachusetts, look forward to seeing you!