How to Know When It's Time for a New Toothbrush
You’re an oral hygiene superstar who brushes twice a day and flosses once a day as instructed by your hygienist. You’ve even learned the proper technique for brushing, but you just had your six-month cleaning, and your hygienist informed you that you have gum disease.
How could this happen?
The point of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque and food debris that attract bacteria and lead to decay and gum disease. But a toothbrush with worn or flattened bristles isn’t going to clean your teeth as thoroughly as a fresh, new brush. Getting your teeth clean is the point of the exercise, so you may as well be sure your efforts ...