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Dental hygiene

The toothbrush

The toothbrush should be replaced every three months.

A toothbrush for cleaning a healthy mouth should be small and soft, with a long handle to reach all corners of the mouth.

The toothbrush filaments should be round-tipped to avoid harming the gums, and should be made of synthetic material (nylon is generally used), with polished tips.

A brush should not be used for more than three months, since after this time the filaments have deteriorated, even if they seem to be intact upon inspection.

 



Mercè Camps Miró. Dermopharmacy Vocal of the Barcelona Professional Association of Pharmacists.