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manual or electric toothbrushShould you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?

People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria. View full article »

toothbrushesChildren with healthy teeth and gums have more than a glowing grin. Good oral health also contributes to their overall health, and may enhance their performance in school. Unfortunately, many children have problems with tooth decay. If problems are left untreated, they may experience unnecessary pain and infection, which can lead to problems eating, speaking, playing and learning.

Tooth decay affects more than 25 percent of American children 2 to 5 years old, and half of children 12 to 15 years old – that’s more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View full article »

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

The next time you brush your teeth, examine your toothbrush. Are the bristles straight? Or are they crooked and bent over? Is there dried debris at the base of the bristles? If it’s the latter, you probably are in need of a fresh toothbrush!


Many Americans are concerned about the whiteness of their smiles, but forget to take care of their toothbrush – the tool used to keep their teeth clean. On average, most people use the same toothbrush for nine months. But the American Dental Association (ADA) reports that, over time, toothbrushes can become infested with bacteria. The germs are collected from the mouth and accumulate in the bristles of the toothbrush. And when toothbrushes touch in a family’s storage cup in the bathroom, the germs can spread easily from one family member to another. View full article »

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