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In order to keep your smile in shape, you’ll want to have an oral hygiene routine with high-quality tools. Today, Drs. Scott and Doug Petersen and our dental team would like to tell you some helpful facts about selecting the right toothbrush.

First, look for a soft-bristled toothbrush. Soft bristles thoroughly clean the surfaces of your teeth and also care for the gums. Unless recommended otherwise by your dentist, it’s always helpful to clean your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

When it comes to your smile, manual and electric toothbrushes are both extremely effective. When choosing between the two brushes, your preference is all that matters. However, sometimes the electric toothbrush helps people with weak joints to brush. If that’s the case for you, please feel free to use it.

Please replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when the toothbrush bristles fray. This is because, at this time, the brush is no longer effective at removing plaque and food particles from your teeth. It’s also important to replace your toothbrush after you have been sick.

If you have any questions about toothbrushes in Nephi, Utah, or if you would like to know more about other oral hygiene tools, don’t be afraid to call Nephi Dental Clinic. When you dial 435-623-1916, our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers you seek!