Choosing Your Next Toothbrush

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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 best new toothbrush for your smile? Our team is thrilled to give you tips to make toothbrush shopping simpler.

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

Toothbrush Bristles
Your toothbrush should have soft, or even extra soft, bristles. These 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. This just depends on your preferences. 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 use most easily and comfortably.

We encourage you to contact AZ Dental at 408-295-1100 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Aulakh, Dr. Patel and Dr. Hashemi. Our dentists and team in San Jose, California, look forward to your visit!