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How often do you replace your toothbrush? Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush once every six months? But with so many options available, how do you choose the best brush for you? For instance, would an electric toothbrush be better for you than a manual one? Similarly, can you use a manual toothbrush and be fine?

Naturally, there are a few things you should know about the benefits of an electric toothbrush. Granted, not everyone needs to use an electric toothbrush, but it will be extremely useful for some people. For instance, if you have a hard time with finger dexterity—whether because of arthritis or something similar—you may find cleaning your teeth easier with an electric brush. Similarly, some studies seem to indicate that brushing with an electric brush may remove more plaque and bacteria.

However, please don’t misunderstand: a manual toothbrush is also effective when it comes to cleaning your teeth. They are easier to travel with, especially because they don’t need to charge and don’t require batteries. Of course, manual toothbrushes are also more affordable than a manual brush.

So which type of toothbrush should you use? In reality, if you don’t have gingivitis, your choice may not be as important as you think. However, please remember to avoid brushing too hard or too soft. This can damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, some electric toothbrushes have a light will activate if you press to hard.

If you’re interested in learning more about the type of brush you should choose, please don’t hesitate to give Canyon Dental Care a call at (505) 278.7007. Dr. Ryan Wilson and our team look forward to hearing from you.