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When and Why You Should Replace Your Toothbrush

When and Why You Should Replace Your Toothbrush
Having a toothbrush replaced regularly becomes increasingly important.

Do you remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, it might be time to do so! In fact, while we throw out expired food and old clothes, yet oftentimes, people forget about replacing and throwing out their toothbrushes as well. The reality is, dental hygiene is incredibly important to your overall health which is why having them replaced regularly becomes increasingly important. Ultimately, to maintain optimal dental health, having a fresh toothbrush and replacing it often will really help your oral health in the long run. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when it comes to when and why you should absolutely replace your toothbrush routinely.

When To Replace Your Toothbrush

For the most part, dentists typically recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. In fact, after some time of use, your brush will not be as effective or efficient as the first time you purchased it. The reality is, germs can easily hide in your brush even after you rinse it with water regularly after each use. Ultimately, if you’ve had a cold or been sick, it becomes even more critical to replace your toothbrush once you’ve gotten over the illness so you don’t continue to spread all that bacteria back into your body through your toothbrush. 

Not Changing Your Toothbrush Frequently

Unfortunately, when you don’t replace your toothbrush as recommended, you will begin to experience poor dental and oral health. In fact, bacteria and other fungus can build up over time in your mouth when you use an expired brush. The reality is, you can easily damage your gums when you use an old toothbrush because the efficacy of the toothbrush itself has been significantly worn out and damaged. Ultimately, you end up getting sick if you don’t end up replacing your brush frequently. At the end of the day, there is nothing worse than a toothache or an illness — which is why it all starts with having a fresh toothbrush on hand to use routinely. Replacing your toothbrush is a key component to your oral health but your overall health as well — it’s all connected. 

Catonsville Dental Care is The Best Choice for Your Dental Health

Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

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