When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!
When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return the favor, so throwing it out every three months can seem like a betrayal. What if it were your toothbrush thatbetrayed you, though?
Learning to Let Go
Bad jokes aside, it’s important to replace your toothbrush seasonally (at least). Want to know why? First of all, your toothbrush bristles will inevitably become worn down over, and frayed, worn bristles just won’t get the job done. Second, old toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for bacteria and pathogens, and you should always replace toothbrushes after an illness to prevent reinfection.
If you’d like advice on toothbrushes or anything else dental health-related, your Fort Wayne dentist, Dr. Holmes, would be happy to hear from you! Contact Holmes Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today, and schedule a visit to find out if your toothbrush is serving you well.
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