There is a huge selection of toothbrushes available, both manual and electric

It’s a good idea to choose one that:

  • has a small head so it’s easier to move around inside your mouth
  • has soft bristles
  • fits comfortably in your hand

It’s also important to take care of your toothbrush. Rule number one: Do not share your toothbrush or use someone else’s toothbrush!

Using your own toothbrush prevents the spread of bacteria and viruses. Bristles can cause minor scraping to your gums. This could allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream.

Other tips to keep in mind:

  • After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with water and allow it to air-dry.
  • Do not store in a closed container
  • Store your toothbrush standing upright. If it’s near other toothbrushes, do not let the heads touch.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the bristles look worn and bent, whichever comes first.
  • You should also use a new toothbrush after a cold or illness. Germs can stay on toothbrush bristles and lead to reinfection.


Cliffcrest Dental

2995 Kingston Rd, Scarborough,
ON M1M 1P1, Canada