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All toothbrushes no matter how good they may be will wear out. It’s a good idea to replace your toothbrush every three months, or as soon as the bristles start to wear out.

The most important thing to consider when buying a new toothbrush is the bristles. As our dentists, Drs. Birch and Jones will tell you, a toothbrush with soft bristles will not damage the enamel on your teeth or your gums. This is especially important when selecting a toothbrush for small children since their gums can be damaged more easily than those of an adult. Beyond that, the toothbrush should be the appropriate size for the user’s age and have a head small enough that it can reach every part of the mouth.

Older people or those with mobility or range of motion problems may find it easier to use an electric toothbrush.  Children may find a powered toothbrush more fun to use, and for that matter so may you. A powered toothbrush may also make it easier for you to brush for the full two minutes necessary for good dental health.

Still stumped as to which toothbrush to buy? If you have questions, Birch Family Dental has the answers. If you are looking for a dentist in Green River, Wyoming, call 307-875-3658 today and we will be happy to schedule you for an appointment.