Dentists recommend that you use a small-headed soft to medium brush with synthetic bristles which are “end-rounded” so that they do not damage you gums. Brush thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and change our brush when it becomes out of shape as it will be less effective for plaque removal. Your toothbrush should be replaced approximately every 3 months, and should be ADA approved.

View the ADA briefing on tooth brushes — http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth