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Cheers to the Toothbrush

June 26, 2014

Celebrate your smile with a new toothbrush! It’s National Toothbrush Day.

Your toothbrush does wonders to keep your smile healthy. It works very hard, hopefully at least twice a day, to help protect you from tooth decay, gum disease, and much more .

Before the modern toothbrush, people used twigs and bones with pig hairs to clean their teeth. Today’s toothbrushes are much more appealing and effective. There’s one for every smile.

Here’s some information to help you choose the right toothbrush:

Electric vs Manual: Electric toothbrushes are great for people who need a little extra help keeping their smiles clean. They’re great for people with braces or with impaired dexterity. Manual toothbrushes require muscle and coordination to clean effectively.

Plastic vs Recyclable: For those concerned about the environment, there are manual toothbrushes made in recyclable materials. They clean just as well as their plastic counterparts.

Soft vs Hard: Hard bristles can damage your gums and enamel. Most dentists recommend soft-bristled toothbrushes. Brushing harder and less frequently with a hard-bristled toothbrush isn’t as effective as properly using a soft toothbrush.

Flat vs Multi-level: Multi-level bristle surfaces are best. They combine concave and convex surfaces. They’re concave (top of the wave) areas effectively clean the outer surfaces, while the convex (bottom of the wave) areas effectively clean the inner surfaces.

Celebrate National Toothbrush Day by getting the right toothbrush for your smile. Put it to work twice a day for a lifelong, healthy smile.

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