We have all heard that brushing your teeth twice a day is very important for dental health. But, how do you know what kind of toothbrush to use? There are so many to choose from and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.
Most dental professionals agree that a toothbrush that is soft-bristled is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Also, if the head of the brush is small, it can reach all areas of the mouth easier, even the hard-to-reach back teeth.
As far as the other details of the brush, type of handle, shape of the head, and style of bristles, you should just chose whichever is most comfortable for you. The best toothbrush for you is the one that fits your mouth and allows you to reach all teeth.
There is also the question of how often should you get a new toothbrush. You should replace your toothbrush when it starts to show wear or every three months, whichever comes first. You should also replace your toothbrush after you have had a cold as the bristles can accumulate germs that could cause future problems.