Periodically Replacing Your Toothbrush

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A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is an essential component in the prevention of cavities and gum disease problems. This focuses primarily on flossing your teeth at least once each day as well as making sure to thoroughly brush your teeth every morning and evening.  

The American Dental Association notes that you should brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. This will make your toothbrush more efficient at cleaning the surfaces of your teeth while also helping to maintain strong tooth enamel.

As time goes on the bristles on your manual toothbrush can gradually bend and show other signs of excess wear. This can reduce the overall effectiveness of your toothbrush. To make sure you are effectively cleaning the surfaces of your teeth, the ADA recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months.

When you are shopping new toothbrush you need to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The small logo on the package represents that the product has tested and approved it for safe and effective oral use.

If you are in the Austin, Texas, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 512.459.4347 to schedule a dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. Anderson Lane and the staff at Anderson Lane Dental.