While there are often rules and guidelines for many things in life, one of those details you may never have considered before? The fact that there are some reasonable rules to live by when it comes to your toothbrush! Never really considered it but you’re realizing now that this extremely important product must have quite an influence on whether you’re maintaining your oral health or not? It’s true! The good news is that our Lake Orion, MI team can quickly outline the details for you, so you know your brush is going to give you the cleansing you need during your dental hygiene routine!
It’s Hard To Handle
We remind you that if you are having trouble handling your toothbrush, then it isn’t the right brush for you and your dental hygiene! Why is this such a serious factor, you ask? Well, in order to thoroughly cleanse your smile twice a day, every single day, you want to have control and you also want to feel like what you’re doing is easy. Otherwise, you may end up missing plaque (which can turn into tartar) and you may feel like you dislike the experience (which is never a good thing). Toss your brush and start over if you aren’t enjoying the current one.
It’s Past Its Prime
Discussing your dental hygiene with us during a visit will reveal a lot of key information that can help you maintain a very healthy grin. When it comes to your toothbrush, we will remind you that you don’t want to use the same brush for too long. When you do, the bristles wear out and the brush may not remain as clean or effective as you need for your best smile. The general rule to live by when it comes to the life of your brush is to replace it every three to four months or so, and you’ll know it’s providing you with the cleansing you need to avoid issues like tooth decay!
You Accidentally Bought Hard Or Medium Bristles
Did you accidentally buy hard or medium bristles the last time you were out shopping but you said, “Oh well!” once you got home? If so, we want you to consider the fact that even a few days of brushing with such firm bristles can cause some irritation to your gum tissue (which may lead to recession over time) and can begin eroding the enamel of your teeth. Start over with soft bristles ASAP.
Keep Your Smile Safe With Smart Toothbrush Choices
Remember that something as simple as ensuring you’re providing your smile with the right instruments can have a serious impact on your oral health. Ask us for dental hygiene product tips when you need to! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.