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Your toothbrush is a handy and important tool that should be used regularly. It can help you clean your teeth and gumline as well as help you have a top-notch oral health and smile. To help you know a little more about toothbrushes, our dentist, Dr. Ali Nia, is happy to share some facts. Those facts are:

-It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush when you clean your smile. The soft bristles can clean your teeth as well as care for the gums.

-The first toothbrushes made contained bristles that were hog or horse hairs.

-It’s best to avoid sharing your toothbrush with anyone. Sharing saliva, oral bacteria, and sometimes even blood from the oral tissues can promote problems.

-It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.

-Both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective in cleaning your smile.

-In 2003, the toothbrush was selected as the No. 1 invention that most Americans could not live without.

-The first electric toothbrush was invented in 1954 in Switzerland.

-In the past, toothbrushes with pig bristles were cheaper while toothbrushes with badger hair were more expensive.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about toothbrushes in Mesa, Arizona, please contact Mesa Dental Care today at 480-730-0500. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!