February is traditionally designated as Dental Health Month, and we in America are emphasizing the practice of preventive dental care as the subject of the current health-related publicity. Undoubtedly, dental health is one of the aspects of our health care directly related to our own personal habits and behavior. The preventive dental care we practice usually defines our dental health and often our entire personal well-being. The catalyst providing optimal preventive dental care is appropriate usage of the toothbrush. I have invited one of our local dental health professionals, Kandice Vandendriessche, a registered dental hygienist, to discuss the value, usage, logistics and practical aspects of the toothbrush, that unique facilitator of desirable dental health and a beautiful smile.