Dental health at Sherman Oaks Dentistry

Brushing our teeth is part of our daily routine. Every day after having breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before going to sleep, we brush our teeth to keep good oral health. But, do you know when it is the right time to get a new toothbrush? If you don’t think it is time to change it, here you have 3 reasons to get a new toothbrush right away.

Reason #1 Worn Out Toothbrush

You will notice when the bristles of your toothbrush get worn. However, some people even noticing it; they won’t change their toothbrushes. It is not sanitary to keep brushing your teeth with a worn toothbrush, it won’t clean your teeth as they should, and it doesn’t contribute to your oral health. 

So, if your toothbrush has worn bristles, please make sure to change it right away. 

Reason #2 Hard Bristles

Professionals usually recommend soft-bristle toothbrushes to ensure you don’t harm your teeth. However, with time, bristles get hard due to the usage, and they don’t meet their function efficiently anymore. Hard toothbrush bristles are not flexible so that you can clean curved surfaces in your mouth. If your toothbrush bristles are getting hard, then it is time to get a new toothbrush.

Reason #3 Germs Accumulation

We are always told to change our toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months, but why should we change them? Toothbrushes accumulate germs with time, even if you rinse your toothbrush after every use. They can also breed bacteria when you use them while you’re sick. Germs accumulation might compromise your oral health. That is why it is essential to change your toothbrush every 3 months to avoid any oral health issues.

Goodbye to Your Old Toothbrush

Using a soft bristle toothbrush is essential to have your gums healthy and clean teeth. Keeping the same toothbrush for more than three months is not sanitary and harmful for your teeth, gums, and oral health. Say goodbye to your old toothbrush and change it for a brighter, soft, and germs-free new toothbrush.

The Best Tips From Dental Care Professionals

Dr. Perlaza is one of the best experts in cosmetic dental care in Sherman Oak. Sherman Oak Dentistry has been providing oral health to Sherman Oak residents for over 20 years. Dr. Perlaza is more than happy to share with you knowledge and tips to take care of your mouth and share best practices when brushing your teeth.