Are you part of the 25% of people that replace their toothbrush every 3 months? Congratulations if you are!! But if not why not start today! Go ahead, go to the bathroom, grab that old and familiar faded and frayed bristled brush and TOSS IT OUT! Okay a little dramatic but really it is important to your Happy & Healthy Smile!
Those frayed bristles can not only damage your gums, but they don’t clean as well as they should. New bristles are rounded so they do not scrape our gums or the enamel on our teeth. but as we use our brushes, just from normal wear & tear, the bristle tips wear and become jagged and uneven. This is when they can begin to scrape and do the damage.
So, there is potential for damage but obviously they don’t clean as well either. Grab your brush, take a quick look! Are your bristles going every direction but straight up? If so, it is TIME to toss! Those bent and frayed bristles cannot get between your teeth and up against your gums where all the plaque is thus leaving it behind…doing its dirty work…starting tooth decay and gum disease.
Time for one more reason? GERMS – BACTERIA – FUNGUS Now these three words should get your attention and should propel you into action! Toothbrushes are a breeding ground! Below we have included a great article about your toothbrush, bacteria and what you can do to win the battle! Replacing your brush every 3 months is one major step! With other steps in the interval that can also help keep your brush clean.
NEWS FLASH – Get a new brush after having the flu, a cold or sore throat! Don’t re-infect yourself!! Those germs can still be hanging on and around!
Our desire here at McGlone Dental Care encourage you! It is NEVER to late to start a good dental routine! It’s a New Year of Happy & Healthy Smiles! Schedule your appointment with us today. We would love to be a part of your journey!
*Information from Colgate.com