Brushing your teeth twice a day everyday becomes so routine that you can do it with your eyes closed. But how much time actually goes by before you realize what condition your toothbrush is in? The life of your toothbrush is probably the last thing on your mind, but it plays a significant role in your oral health and health of your whole body. The most frequent problem with having an "old" toothbrush is its lack of effectiveness. If your toothbrush is worn and the bristles are thin and brittle, your teeth can be exposed to more and more bacteria.
For standard usage, you should be replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. In between that time if you notice your toothbrush is losing its vibrancy or stature, go ahead and replace. The most common time frame is a few months, however if your toothbrush is fading fast you are probably brushing your teeth a little too hard, so take it easy!
Another common question in regards to replacing your toothbrush is should you change it after you have been ill. While germs are always and will always be on your toothbrush, this is usually unnecessary. If you are over being sick, your body is strong enough to fight off the typical bacteria found on your toothbrush and you will be just fine. It is not recommended to go ahead and share your toothbrush with anyone just because of this, but as for you, there is usually nothing to stress over.
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Keeping your teeth and mouth strong and healthy depends on the quality of your toothbrush and of course your lifestyle. It is vital to keep your mouth and teeth as clean as you can in order to prevent any kind of infection, bacteria infestation and/or oral cancer. Make sure to keep in mind the timing of your toothbrushes and keep replacing them routinely.
About Johnson Family Dentistry
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002