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 that betrayed 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 Edina dentist, Dr. Lervick at Grandview Center for Dentistry, would be happy to hear from you!
Contact Grandview Center for Dentistry today, and schedule a visit to find out if your toothbrush is serving you well.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
Dr. Lervick’s goal is to partner with her patients to achieve or maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has special interests in cosmetic dentistry and smile transformations, orthodontics, sleep apnea, and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Bridget Lervick is a respected dentist in Edina, MN who has also practiced dentistry in South Dakota and Texas. Dr. Lervick earned her dental degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2010 and enjoys being back in the Twin Cities at her own practice now. Her patients trust her for general, cosmetic, orthodontic, and frenectomy treatments and more. A certified Invisalign® Provider, Dr. Lervick also maintains memberships in professional organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Association for Orthodontics, the Breathe Institute, and the Pankey Institute.