If you’re interested in learning more about toothbrushes in Portland, Oregon, then our Smiles Dental team is more than happy to help you! We encourage you to take this toothbrush quiz so you can test your knowledge and learn more:
Question No. 1: Should you use a toothbrush with soft bristles or hard bristles?
Answer: It’s strongly recommended to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles because the bristles effectively clean the smile while taking care of the gums. Hard-bristled toothbrushes harm the gums and irritate the smile.
Question No. 2: Are electric toothbrushes more effective than manual toothbrushes?
Answer: No, electric and manual toothbrushes both perform an effective and successful smile-cleaning job. So, your preference is all that matters when choosing between the two brushes. However, if you are more motivated to brush with an electric toothbrush, you should use that tool.
Question No. 3: When should you replace your toothbrush?
Answer: It’s recommended to replace your toothbrush after three to four months or once your toothbrush bristles are 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 and important tool and accessory. It even beat the car and personal computer.
Question No. 5: What was the first toothbrush made out of?
Answer: The first toothbrush was invented by the Chinese and it was made by embedding hog hairs into ivory, bone, or bamboo handles.
If you have any questions about this quiz or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call our office at (503) 278-5455 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you would like to know which toothbrush is best for you and your smile. Your dentist, Dr. Dr. Yvonne Han, will be happy to help you!