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Your toothbrush is your best tool for keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free. But you need to make sure that your toothbrush is up to the job. Fortunately, that is not too difficult. The main thing you need to do is to make sure that your toothbrush is in good shape.

As our dentist, Dr. Rebecca Blum will tell you, the most important thing about your toothbrush is the bristles. They need to be in good shape to clean your teeth effectively. The bristles should be standing straight up, not worn or flattened out. If the bristles on your toothbrush are starting to droop, it is time for a new one. To be on the safe side, you should replace your toothbrush every three months. Kids may brush with a little more energy than adults, so they made need new toothbrushes on a more frequent basis.

When selecting a new toothbrush, look for one that has soft bristles. Those will do the best job of scrubbing your teeth without damaging the tooth enamel. When it comes to your kids, let them pick out their own toothbrush in their favorite color or a fun shape. That might get them interested in brushing. Other than the bristles, the head of the toothbrush should be small enough to reach every part of your mouth.

If you have questions about selecting a toothbrush or about any other aspect of your oral hygiene in Kenner, Louisiana, NOLA Dental Studio has the answers! If it is time for your next appointment, call 504-667-5909 today and we’ll help you plan your visit!