Here at 7 Day Dental, we are always interested in making sure your smile stays bright for a lifetime. That’s why our Mission Viejo prosthodontic team has some excellent tips on when it’s time to consider a new toothbrush.
Sure, most of us know that we get a new toothbrush after we visit the dentist. However, most of don’t know when it’s time to swap out an older version for a new one.
Keep in mind that if you’re using a toothbrush properly, it will get frayed with normal use. One of the first indicators you need a new brush is when the bristles on your old one get bent. There are many different kinds of toothbrushes on the market.
Whether you’re looking for one with curved or straight bristles, it’s important to find a new toothbrush certified by the American Dental Association. With that out of the way, it’s important to find a toothbrush you feel comfortable with.
Our Mission Viejo prosthodontic team recommendations
Most of our Mission Viejo prosthodontic team will recommend one was soft bristles. Generally, your toothbrush will last 3 to 4 months before you need to change it out for a new one.
There are other instances where it’s a good idea to replace an older toothbrush for a new one. For example, if you had the flu or a canker sore you should pick out a brand-new toothbrush as soon as you are healthy. Here’s another interesting fact. The American Dental Association says that children will need to replace their toothbrush more often than adults. Toothbrushes make interesting gifts that carry a positive message. They make outstanding stocking stuffers and Halloween treats for younger children. It’s always a good idea to take every opportunity to teach them about good oral hygiene practices.
Discussion on Toothbrushes
No discussion on toothbrushes would be complete without a few words on how to brush your teeth properly. A toothbrush should be placed at a 45° angle along the gum line for best results. Using a back-and-forth technique, you should brush both inside and outside of every tooth.
Don’t forget about the chewing surfaces. Those are another part of a complete brushing routine that will keep your smile bright for years to come.
It’s also a good practice to brush your tongue so any odour causing bacteria is removed. We pride ourselves on having a dedicated, compassionate approach to your family’s oral health. Our Mission Viejo prosthodontic team is always available to help you or any member of your family.