The more you know about toothbrushes, the better, which is why our Smiles Dental team encourages you to take this toothbrush quiz! If you take this quiz, you will be able to test your knowledge and find out how much you truly know about toothbrushes. You might also learn something new! So, please enjoy yourself and take the following toothbrush quiz:
Question No. 1: Should you use a toothbrush with soft bristles or hard bristles?
Answer: It’s encouraged to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are safe and effective and they properly clean the smile all while caring for the gums.
Question No. 2: Are electric toothbrushes more effective than manual toothbrushes?
Answer: Both electric and manual toothbrushes effectively and properly clean the smile. The only thing that matters when choosing between the two brushes is your preference. However, if an electric toothbrush makes you more excited about cleaning your smile, you should use that tool.
Question No. 3: When should you replace your toothbrush?
Answer: It’s recommended to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or after the toothbrush bristles have been worn out.
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 even beat the car and personal computer.
Question No. 5: What was the first toothbrush made out of?
Answer: The first toothbrush was created by the Chinese and it was made by embedding hog hairs into ivory, bone, or bamboo handles.
To learn more about toothbrushes in Lebanon, Oregon, please call our office at 541.497.7970 and talk to a member of our friendly and helpful dental team! We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Dr. Michael Hall, if you would like to find out which type of toothbrush is best for you and your smile. We look forward to helping you!