Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

Toothbrushes Aren’t Meant To Last Forever

May 30, 2023

When was the last time you tossed your current toothbrush for a new one? If you can’t remember, then you definitely must read on. Your toothbrush is the top tool in your arsenal of dental-care products. Many kinds of toothbrushes are sold at drug stores, so buying a new one every three to four months is a cinch. 

The office of Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry performs a complete array of procedures with the utmost care and precision. We offer an extensive menu of high-quality dental services that will make your teeth look and function at their best.

If you’re still not into changing out your toothbrushes regularly, know that bacteria cling to toothbrushes’ bristles and dried-up toothpaste. The longer you use a toothbrush, the more bacteria it accumulates. And given that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, lots of unpleasant stuff builds up quickly. This is especially true if your toothbrush is clustered near the toothbrushes of everyone in your household and/or if it’s near the toilet. Yikes! It’s time to start fresh with a new one.

What do the bristles look like? If they’re frayed or flat in some or many places, then they’re barely useful in removing particles of food, plaque and bacteria, the main causes of decay and gum disease. A new brush’s bristles stand up straight so they can reach all of those nooks and crannies. 

You can upgrade your smartphone and computer, and the same holds for your toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes that are in good shape clean your teeth and gums well, but power-operated toothbrushes are also efficient and effective. They deliver many more strokes per minute, and they’re great for folks who have problems with dexterity. 

Bristles come in soft, medium or hard. Many people don’t realize that hard bristles can damage gums and enamel, and they don’t do well in reaching the abovementioned nooks and crannies. It’s best to stick with medium or soft bristles. 

When you want a prosthodontist who is dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalized care, look no further than Carolina Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry. Everyone on our team is a friendly, highly trained specialist who is eager to help you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the very best in prosthodontic care. For more information about our many services, please contact us today.

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