You may know when to replace your shoes, but do you know how often you should be replacing your toothbrush? With cold and flu season in full-force, Dr. Cynthia Wong of Dr. Cynthia Wong Orthodontics encourages patients to ditch the toothbrush after coming in contact with a virus to avoid spreading germs. This isn’t the only time during the year to replace your toothbrush, allow us to explain why.
Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months or the moment those bristles become frayed. Frayed bristles can cause abrasion to the gums and may make teeth more sensitive than they already are. A toothbrush should always be kept in a dry place facing upright so that the brush is able to air dry. Always keep your toothbrush away from others to avoid cross-contamination.
If you have questions or concerns regarding orthodontic treatment, please give us a call. To learn more about night guards and all the services we provide, visit www.drcynthiawong.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia Wong Orthodontics in Orland Park, IL, call 708-444-8341.