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How should a toothbrush be?

Toothbrush has features that should be known and toothbrush selection should be made in accordance with these features. An ideal toothbrush should be of medium hardness. It should have neither very hard nor very soft bristles. You should always prefer rounded nylon bristles. The brush head should be small. Better brushing can always be done with small-headed brushes.

When should a toothbrush be changed? On average, How many months after is the toothbrush changed?

If the bristles of your toothbrush have lost their parallelism, it is time to replace it. This is a very important issue. Continuing to use an outdated toothbrush can damage teeth. Toothbrushes should be changed at the end of the 3rd month on average. In some cases, toothbrushes lose their parallelism at the end of the 1st month, in this case, it is caused by improper tooth brushing and excessive pressure on the toothbrushes.

How should toothbrushes be stored?

Toothbrushes should be stored in a way that they dry out shortly after brushing and does not come into contact with other toothbrushes.

At least how many toothbrushes should be used?

At least two toothbrushes should be used. If a toothbrush is used before it dries completely, it remains soft and cannot function properly. You brush your teeth with the other dry brush.

Toothbrushes should be changed in diseases.

Especially in the winter months, the flu epidemic increases. Individuals in the house should not brush their teeth with a toothbrush belonging to someone else in order to prevent both dental health and other flu infections and diseases. Patients in this situation should change their toothbrushes.

How should the toothbrush be purified after tooth brushing?

After brushing, you should make sure that the toothpaste is completely removed from your toothbrush and rinse your toothbrush with plenty of water.

How to choose a toothbrush for children?

For children, you should choose a toothbrush with soft bristles that are sized to fit your child’s mouth, which are usually sold in pharmacies. Toothbrushes used by adults for children can be extremely hard and these brushes can cause abrasion on your child’s baby teeth. For this reason, you should not brush children’s teeth with the toothbrushes you use. Children’s toothbrushes should be changed every 2-3 months.

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