General Dentist North Palm Beach | When to Toss Your Toothbrush

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by No Comments

Woman brushing her teeth

The best way to limit the bacteria on your toothbrush is to replace it on a regular basis.

The American Dental Association, or ADA, recommends throwing out your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristles become frayed, you’re sick, or you have a weak immune system, throw it out even more often. If you use an electric toothbrush, throw out the head as often as you’d discard a disposable toothbrush.

Every time you’re tempted to skip brushing and flossing your teeth, remember how many bacteria lurk in your mouth – and what they can do.

Bacteria causes gum disease, and decay, and bad breath. Make sure you’re brushing and flossing as often as possible to eliminate some of those bacteria. Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash before or after brushing can also help reduce plaque-causing bacteria that can lead to gingivitis, an early, mild form of gum disease.

For your next dental exam and cleaning contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872. Visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

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