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How Often Should You Get a New Toothbrush?

For many people, the start of the New Year is a time to take inventory of their health and wellness. And just as important, you should take care to level up your oral health.

Research shows that a healthy mouth is an important part of overall wellness. And when you are striving to achieve your healthiest, most beautifully white smile, there are several non-negotiables.

For instance…your toothbrush! Many people are not aware of the impact a toothbrush can have on teeth or how often they should get a new one. Keep reading for more.

A clean toothbrush is key

It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every three months. However, if you have been ill, you should do so sooner. But as a general rule, it the bristles look frayed, they cannot clean your teeth as well and you should replace it.

As far as the type of toothbrush you should buy, this is more of a personal preference. Some people prefer manual toothbrushes while others prefer an electric toothbrush. A soft-bristled brush is best to ensure you do not hurt your gums.

Regardless of the type of toothbrush you use, you should rinse your toothbrush under the flow of water after brushing to clean out any saliva or toothpaste, and then store it vertically so that it can dry rather than keeping it in a toothbrush cover.

And do not forget, flossing daily is also vital! And if you are experiencing any sort of dental issue that is out of the ordinary, from tooth pain or gum inflammation, it is best to contact us for an appointment right away. As always, prevention is the best treatment.

Dentist of choice in Michigan

Aside from ensuring a clean toothbrush, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can offer a myriad of solutions for all of your dental needs.

As a leading cosmetic dentist in metro Detroit, Dr. Mitchell Milan has helped thousands regain oral health and confidence. A key part of his job is educating his patients on treatments and techniques that can lead to the height of oral wellness — both in office and at home.

No matter if you are dealing with painful teeth or gums, stained or chipped teeth, or something else, we are here for you. And what better time than the New Year to take your health and self-confidence to a new level!

Contact us today to learn more.

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