The “Tooth” About Your Toothbrush
What’s the best toothbrush?
According to one of our resident experts, Dr. Capista, it’s a toothbrush that’s most comfortable for you.
“Any soft-bristled brush that you like should be fine, and a smaller head can more easily reach into all the areas of your mouth to remove cavity-causing plaque and debris.”
Dr. Joe says that people with manual dexterity challenges should consider a powered toothbrush of some sort that will help them brush more easily.
When should you replace your toothbrush?
“You can try to save a toothbrush by dipping it in boiling water, but replacement every 3-4 months seems like a much easier option,” says Dr. Joe.
Even though germs don’t survive on your toothbrush (unless it’s always moist), why take that chance of reinfection from viruses? And Dr. Joe says that your childrens’ toothbrushes might need replacing sooner than yours.
In addition to changing their toothbrushes, maybe it’s time to consider fluoride treatments to help protect your childrens’ teeth? Talk to us about it when you schedule their next appointments.