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Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush—or at least the head of your toothbrush—every three to four months? Did you know that choosing the right toothbrush can benefit your dental health? If you are interested in learning more about the advantages and drawbacks of different toothbrushes, please read on.

Is One Better? Studies have shown that electric and manual toothbrushes can clean your mouth about as effectively. Still, your dentist could recommend a rotating-oscillating toothbrush—one the moves back and forth and up and down based on your individual needs

Seal of Approval: When you choose a toothbrush, look for one with the ADA Seal of Approval. This seal indicates that a toothbrush won’t lose its bristles, that the handle will survive normal use, and that the toothbrush will reduce plaque build-up. For an electric toothbrush, this seal means that the toothbrush is safe for your mouth. 

What You’ll Enjoy: In the end, the best toothbrush will be one that you enjoy most. You could consider an electric toothbrush uncomfortable, or think that the vibrations are comfortable. If you like using your toothbrush, you will probably clean your teeth more thoroughly. Incidentally, to clean your teeth properly, you should brush your teeth for two minutes.

If you would like a few more things you could consider, please feel free to contact us today. We are anxious to hear from you!