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Your toothbrush is pretty simple: it has a handle, a head, and many bristles. However, even though this is the case, there’s a lot more to brushes than meets the eye. To help you know all you need to know about toothbrushes in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. James E. Gaff would like to share some interesting facts with you!

It’s best to clean your smile with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. The soft bristles can deeply clean the teeth and be gentle with the gums. It’s always best to clean your smile with a soft-bristled toothbrush unless Dr. James E. Gaff recommends otherwise.

Manual and electric toothbrushes can both thoroughly and effectively clean your smile. If you can’t decide between the two brushes, your preference is all that matters. However, if the electric toothbrush will make you excited to brush, we encourage you to choose that one.

It’s important to replace your toothbrush when the bristles are worn down or when it’s about 3-4 months old, whichever is true first. This is recommended because at that point the brush is no longer effective at removing harmful particles from your smile. You also need to replace your toothbrush after you have been sick.

Call Dr. James E. Gaff today at 904-641-2655 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more facts about your toothbrush in Jacksonville, Florida. Our dental team would be more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!