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Little did you know, there is more to your toothbrush than the facts that it can clean your teeth and gums, wash bacteria away, and help you prevent dental problems. In fact, there are details about your toothbrush that you never knew and that you might even find interesting. Our dentist, Dr. Jeff Olson, would like to help you understand your toothbrush a little more by giving you those toothbrush facts on our blog today. Those are:

-It’s best to choose a toothbrush that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

-It’s recommended to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles.

-The toothbrush is 5,000 years old, but our modern-day toothbrush was invented in 1938.

-When it comes to choosing between a manual and electric toothbrush, your preference is all that matters.

-You can brush before you floss or you can brush after you floss. It doesn’t matter which order you clean your smile. As long as you do both tasks, you should be good to go.

-It’s best to leave your brush out in the open to air dry because it reduces the number of bacteria that gather on your brush.

-You should replace your toothbrush after using it for 3-4 months.

-Make sure to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.

-It’s best not to share your toothbrush with other people, even family members.

For more information and details about toothbrushes in Burnsville, Minnesota, please contact Oak Ridge Dental today at 952-435-0355. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need so you can better understand your oral hygiene tools. So, please don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to helping you!