Your toothbrush is your toothbrush – don’t share it. If you use an electric toothbrush get separate brushing heads for each user.
Unless your dentist suggests otherwise, choose a brush with soft bristles. There are many shaped toothbrush heads and bodies: select one that fits your mouth and is easy to handle, ensuring you can reach behind your back molars.
A toothbrush should be changed about every three months, and whenever you see that the bristles are starting to fray and bend. We also recommend replacing your toothbrush after you have a cold or other virus.
Taking the time to care for your teeth and mouth will benefit your overall health and be well worth the effort. If you would like a demonstration of proper brushing techniques, please ask us during your next visit.