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It is important to take care of your oral health, which plays a vital role in overall health. Poor oral health can cause more than just bad breath and cavities. Bad oral health is linked to a number of health conditions, including heart disease, lung problems, diabetes, etc.
So, how can you keep your mouth clean and healthy to prevent gum disease and its associated health risks? There are many things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth – such as brushing teeth thoroughly and flossing between the teeth to remove dental plaque, rinsing mouth after meals, practising good eating habits, regular dental check-ups, etc.
While you do all these, it’s also important to follow appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance for sound oral hygiene. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should replace your toothbrush approximately every 3 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use.
Also, it would be wise to get into the habit of changing your toothbrush after you’ve had an infection such as cold, flu, mouth sores, as bacteria can linger on those bristles for some time. Here are five reasons why you should replace your toothbrush at least every 3 months:
Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!
Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family.
Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!