Choosing & Replacing Your Toothbrush
When it comes to toothbrushes, smaller and softer equals better. Softer bristles remove plaque easier than firm bristles, and smaller heads reach difficult spots. The combination of a smaller brush and softer bristles gives you the ability to make the most of your brushing. Parkcrest Dental Group suggests you replace your toothbrush once every 3-4 months. If your bristles begin to fray, you need to replace your brush sooner. Brushing regularly with a proper brush reduces the likelihood you will need cosmetic dentistry procedures, crowns, or dental implants in the future.
We know you can’t take a trip to Parkcrest Dental Group without hearing your general dentist go on and on about how great flossing is. Flossing reaches those spots between your teeth that bristles could never manage on their own. Your Parkcrest Dental Group dentist may have already told you this, but flossing also reduces the risk of gum disease and bone decay. Disease moves through your teeth and gums into your jaw. Without proper flossing, you risk decay in your jaw bones as well as your teeth.