Toothbrush Truths

BIRDÕS-EYE VIEW OBJECTS© 1998 PhotoSpinwww.powerphotos.comWhen all of the attention is focused on teeth, it’s easy to forget that your brush needs care too!

If you brush two to three times a day you should replace your brush every three months.

Most people forget and keep their brushes an average of nine months!

Kids like munching and chewing on their brushes and that makes them wear out faster.

A worn out brush is less effective at removing plaque.

Rinse your brush thoroughly with hot water after each use and let it drain standing on its handle in a glass or toothbrush holder.

Hard, worn or frayed bristles can actually damage your gum tissue.

It’s better to use a brush with soft, round-ended bristles.

A healthy brushing should take at least two or three minutes.

When choosing a toothbrush, make sure it’s been Accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA).

 Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S. D.D.S.
(510) 881-1924 |
3603 Jamison Way Castro Valley, CA 94546


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