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Toothbrushes are handy tools that can clean your chompers and smile regularly. They can help you prevent dental issues and they can even help you have a more attractive smile. Now, you probably knew all of these things. Our dentist, Dr. Imeni, would like to tell you some things that you might not have known about toothbrushes, which are:

-The toothbrush is 5,000 years old. Ancient civilizations used a stick to remove food from their teeth. As the time passed, the toothbrush evolved and was made from bone, wood, or ivory as well as animal hairs, like from hogs and boars.

-It doesn’t matter if you use an electric or manual toothbrush. Your teeth don’t care. Both tools effectively clean the teeth and help your oral health. So, when it comes to choosing the type of brush to use, your preference is all that matters.

-The toothbrush has a lifespan of 3-4 months. This means you need to replace your toothbrush after you have used it for this long or when the toothbrush bristles have frayed, whichever comes first.

If you have any questions about toothbrushes, please reach out to Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 919-220-5505. When you contact our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you. So, please call us at your earliest convenience. Our dentist in Durham, North Carolina, looks forward to your phone call!