It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every three months to help ensure the highest efficiency. With daily use, the bristles of a toothbrush will become less effective over time and may even become host to some rather nasty bacteria. To prevent issues caused by either of these factors, it is best to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head on a regular basis.
What Type of Toothbrush Should I Buy?
Dr. Marzban recommends using a toothbrush with soft bristles to help protect tooth enamel. Electric or manual makes little difference as long as you maintain a consistent routine. However, it is important that you choose a toothbrush that encourages frequent use.
If you are having a hard time choosing a toothbrush that feels right or meets your varied needs, Dr. Marzban can provide personal recommendations during your routine visits to our office.
If you are overdue for a dental checkup and cleaning, please contact Pamela Marzban, DDS to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Fairfax and surrounding areas at our comfortable Burke, Virginia location.