Something as simple as replacing a toothbrush on a regular basis can go a long way to improving oral care.
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(PRWEB) August 27, 2014
Main Street Dental Team (MainStreetDentalTeam.com), Unionville’s first full-time dental clinic, is announcing its advice on how long a toothbrush can be used before it has to be changed to assure the best oral care for teeth and gums.
“Replacing a toothbrush is something that needs to be done on a fairly regular basis," says Dr. Harvey Schwartz, owner of Main Street Dental Team. “Using a new toothbrush should happen approximately every three to four months."
Dr. Schwartz explains that what’s important to keep an eye on is the condition of the bristles. No matter what type of toothbrush being used, it won’t be effective if the bristles are worn out. Some toothbrushes will have indicators that change colour when bristles are fading, but a simple scan of the toothbrush should be enough to know when it’s time for it to be replaced.
“Although three to four months is the suggested timeline, other considerations need to be taken into account,” he adds. “For instance, being sick is an issue when brushing one’s teeth. It’s not a bad idea to toss away a toothbrush after recovering from a cold or fever, and certainly if recovering from something more serious.”
“Something as simple as replacing a toothbrush on a regular basis can go a long way to improving oral care,” Dr. Schwartz concludes. Dr. Schwartz advises patients to ask their dental clinic if they have any questions about when it’s time to change toothbrushes.
The Main Street Dental Team was established in 1967 and became the first full-time dental practice in the community. The Main Street Dental Team provides a full range of dental services for all ages, including preventive dentistry, restorative/cosmetic dentistry, providing clients with the ultimate smile makeovers, dental Implants, surgery, full and partial dentures, and treatment for gum disease. To better serve the needs of Unionville’s growing population, the staff also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. To learn more about Main Street Dental Team, visit the web site at http://www.MainStreetDentalTeam.com.