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Why Is It Important To Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly?

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Beautiful Smiles Office
Why Is It Important To Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly?If you are like some people who neglect to change their toothbrushes, you are likely harming your oral health. The American Dental Association suggests that changing the toothbrush every three to four months is vital in keeping your smile healthy. You should also purchase a new brush if you notice signs of wear. Learn why you should change your toothbrush more often:

Prevent Infections

Bacteria in the mouth can damage oral health if not removed. Unfortunately, the toothbrush bristles can hold onto the bacteria even after cleaning. This provides a good place for the bacteria to multiply. When you brush using the same toothbrush, you'll likely reintroduce the bacteria in the mouth, increasing the risk of infections. For this reason, you should change your teeth cleaning products regularly. This minimizes your chances of getting infections.

Reduce the Risk of Gum Tissue and Enamel Damage

Toothbrushes do not last forever. Typically, a manual toothbrush lasts anywhere between three to four months. After several months of daily use, the bristles will wear out and become less effective. In addition, they can be harmful to your gum tissues. A worn-down toothbrush can be more abrasive, which increases the risk of enamel and gum tissue loss. When you destroy the integrity of your gums, you put your mouth at risk of gum disease and infections. Also, enamel loss can affect your dental health because it puts you at risk of tooth decay and sensitivity. Prevention is the key to healthy teeth and gums!

If you forget to replace your toothbrush, you can try setting a reminder. In addition to regularly changing your toothbrush, cleaning it after every use is essential to reduce the risk of build-ups. Contact us, and our professionals will take you through good oral habits that can keep your teeth and gums healthy.
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