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Toothbrushes are handy tools that help you keep your smile in tip-top shape. However, they are a little trickier than you might think. There are many things you might not know about toothbrushes, which could pose a problem on your oral health. So, to help you know a little more, Dr. James Gunelson and our dental team in Stanley, Wisconsin, are happy to share some toothbrush facts with you.

Our first fact is that it’s best to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles when you clean your teeth. This is preferred because the soft bristles can clean the surfaces of the teeth and also care for the gums.

Our second fact is that electric and manual toothbrushes can both effectively clean your smile. When you’re not sure which brush to choose, feel free to pick the brush you want most. However, sometimes the electric toothbrush motivates many people to brush, so if you’ll be motivated to brush with an electric brush, please choose it.

Our third fact is that it’s important to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when the toothbrush bristles wear down. At this time, the brush is no longer effective at removing the harmful particles from your teeth. It’s also significant to replace your toothbrush after you have been sick.

Do you have questions about toothbrushes or maybe even about the toothbrush you’re using? If so, feel free to call Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC now at 715-644-3601! Our dental team will be excited to hear from you and help you find the answers you’re looking for.