Take the Toothbrush Quiz

It’s time to take the toothbrush quiz! The more you know about toothbrushes in Milwaukie, Oregon, the better. So, to help you test your toothbrush knowledge and learn more, our Smiles Dental team has provided the following toothbrush quiz:

Question No. 1: Should you use a toothbrush with soft bristles or hard bristles?
Answer: Your smile is better off if you use a soft-bristled toothbrush. A soft-bristled toothbrush effectively cleans your smile and cares for your gums when a hard-bristled toothbrush harms your gums and irritates your smile.

Question No. 2: Are electric toothbrushes more effective than manual toothbrushes?
Answer: No, both electric and manual toothbrushes effectively and successfully clean the teeth. Your preference is all that matters when choosing between the two brushes. However, if an electric toothbrush motivates you to brush, 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 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.

Question No. 5: What was the first toothbrush made out of?
Answer: The first toothbrush was made 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 about toothbrushes, please call our office at 503.342.8500 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Elizabeth Miller, if you would like to know which toothbrush is best for your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!