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Here are some more fun toothbrush facts! 

  1.  Manual/Powered?

It doesn’t really matter!  Whatever toothbrush you choose to use, just make sure you brush twice a day for 2 minutes everyday with a fluoride toothpaste.  If the toothpaste has the ADA Seal  on it, it contains fluoride!  Both types of toothbrushes can effectively clean your teeth, it all boils down to preference.  People who find it more difficult to use a manual toothbrush may just like a powered one better.  Ask your dentist which type would be better for you.  San Tan Valley Best Family Dentist Near Me AZ

  1.  Order Doesn’t Matter

All you need to remember is to brush and floss every day!  Which one comes first?  That part doesn’t matter! #smilewithconfidence

  1.  Don’t Cover up the Brush

Rinse it to get rid of any remaining toothpaste and debris.  Store it upright and allow it to air dry.  If it is stored with other toothbrushes, make sure it is separated to prevent cross contamination.  If traveling you can cover your toothbrush but covering it should not be routine.  A moist environment is where bacteria thrives and grows. 

  1.  Lifespan  San Tan Valley Best Family Dentist Near Me AZ

Your toothbrush shouldn’t last forever.  In fact, it should only last 3 to 4 months before you replace it.  If the bristles begin to fray sooner than the 3 to 4 month mark, you need to replace it.  Frayed bristles will not clean your teeth as well. 

  1.  Choose Soft

#martindental Whether you choose to use  a manual toothbrush or a soft one, always choose a soft-bristled tooth brush.  Using a firm or even medium-strength bristles can cause damage to your gums and enamel.  When you do brush, don’t scrub vigorously.  You want to brush just hard enough to clean the film off the teeth.  Let your fluoride toothpaste do the rest of the work! 

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