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What type of toothbrush should I pick for my dental care?

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Bristles are a main factor in toothbrush choice. Most dentists recommend soft bristles, for adults and kids, especially if you have sensitive teeth or gums. Hard or stiff bristles are not more effective at removing plaque or stains and can actually cause damage to your teeth and gums.

Pick a toothbrush head size that easily fits your mouth and touches one or two teeth at a time. That means an infant or a young child needs a very small one.

Replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Get a new one sooner if the brush looks worn or frayed. Bristles that fan out or spread mean it’s time to for a new one.

From: Your Guide to Dental Care Products WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

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Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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American Dental Association.

Oral B.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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