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Do you think you know a lot about toothbrushes? If so, it’s time to test your knowledge. The more you know about toothbrushes the better, so our Smiles Dental team has provided the following toothbrush quiz for you:

Question No. 1: Should you use a toothbrush with soft bristles or hard bristles?
Answer: You should always use a soft-bristled toothbrush, unless your dentist tells you otherwise. Soft-bristled toothbrushes effectively clean your smile all while taking great care of your gums.

Question No. 2: Are electric toothbrushes more effective than manual toothbrushes?
Answer: Electric and manual toothbrushes are both very effective, and when it comes to choosing between the two tools, your preference is all that matters. However, if an electric toothbrush motivates you to brush, you should use that tool.

Question No. 3: When should you replace your toothbrush?
Answer: It’s best to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or after the toothbrush bristles have been worn out and frayed.

Question No. 4: True or false: The toothbrush was selected as the number one invention that Americans could not live without.
Answer: True. The toothbrush is the most needed tool and accessory for Americans. It even beats the car and personal computer.

Question No. 5: What was the first toothbrush made out of?
Answer: The first toothbrush was made by embedding hog hairs into ivory, bone, or bamboo handles.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about toothbrushes, please call our office today. Our dental team is more than happy to help you in any way we can!