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When you leave home, don’t forget to ______________. Did you answer with “pack your toothbrush?” If so, we’re proud of you! Brushing your teeth is a phenomenal habit that will net you positive outcomes for the remainder of your life. Here are some tips you can use to pick the toothbrush that will best aid you and your dental health. If you want extra tips on picking a toothbrush, ask us during your next stop-in at Amr M Enaya DDS Inc!

-Always opt for toothbrushes with soft bristles. Soft bristles will bend to help extract plaque and leftover food from your teeth and gums. Brushes with smaller heads will also be able to clean the molars and other difficult-to-reach spots in your oral cavity.

-That said, pick the brush that feels right to you. Every mouth is different, so each toothbrush should be too. If your brush isn’t comfortable, it’s probably time to get a new one.

-Powered toothbrushes can be very effective, but they’re not for everyone. Try battery-powered brushes out before committing to the more expensive brushes. If it’s not for you, don’t fret!

-Toothbrushes and toothbrush heads should be replaced every three months.

-If you are buying a toothbrush for your child, make sure the toothbrush is child-sized; adult-sized brushes can hurt children’s teeth and gums.

Have any other questions about toothbrushes? Feel free to give us a call at 209-744-9955 to ask us your questions and to set up your next appointment with Dr. Amr M Enaya in Galt, California.