Thursday, July 3, 2014

How Old is Your Toothbrush

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While undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is important to keep the mouth very clean through thorough and frequent oral hygiene, including between-teeth cleaning, and to maintain a healthy and balanced diet…and the toothbrush is your number one oral hygiene accessory.  Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean. But how long should you a keep a toothbrush?

It is recommended that every 3 to 4 months you switch out that old toothbrush for a new fresh one…and if you've been sick, change it even sooner. Replacing your toothbrush is essential since they are constantly being exposed to germs and bacteria. If you notice the bristles of your tooth brush have become worn out that is a sign that you need a new toothbrush. For example, people who wear braces should change their toothbrushes frequently because braces break down and fracture bristles and the toothbrushes lose their effectiveness.

It is helpful to keep a pack of toothbrushes available in your household at all times
for easy replacement. So mark those calendars for every 3 to 4 months and think…out with the old and in with the new.

Having trouble keeping your teeth clean with your regular ol’ toothbrush? Did you know there are Orthodontic toothbrushes that have been developed for safe and effective brushing of teeth fitted with orthodontic appliances including braces, brackets, tubes, and wires? These orthodontic Toothbrushes have a unique V-cut bristle design that perfectly adapts to teeth with braces and gently cleans in and around your orthodontic appliances. This special configuration of bristles reaches into the crevices between the gums and the brackets, as well as below the brackets, under the wires, and between the brackets themselves. Orthodontic toothbrush keeps braces, as well as, teeth and gums clean…helping to prevent dental decay and gum diseases.

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