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A New Toothbrush For National Dental Hygiene Month


It’s been ten years since National Dental Hygiene Month was founded and we are more excited than ever to focus on oral health. Taking a break from discussing the restorative dentistry options we offer such as extractions near Hoffman Estates, we want to make sure you are replacing your toothbrush as recommended.

When To Replace Your Toothbrush Or Toothbrush Head

According to the American Dental Association, it’s important to replace your toothbrush—or toothbrush head if you have an electric one—every three to four months, or when the bristles are frayed, whichever comes first. When bristles are frayed, a toothbrush can lose its effectiveness. A newer toothbrush is more likely to remove more plaque than your current one.

Replace After A Sickness

If you recently had a cold or you were not feeling well, you should consider getting a new toothbrush. Toothbrush bristles can hold onto the bacteria that was in your mouth when you were sick and if used again, you may relapse. It’s a good idea to have disposable toothbrushes handy to use when you’re sick so you can toss them when you become healthy again.

Contact Us Today

If you are due for your bi-yearly cleaning, make sure you call us today to book an appointment. We will be able to answer any questions you have regarding which toothbrush is best for your specific needs. If you’re brushing your teeth and notice some pain, or tender and bleeding gums, it’s possible that you may need your wisdom teeth removed. If you need extractions near Hoffman Estates, Schumer Family Dental Care will walk you through the process. Happy National Dental Hygiene Month, everyone!

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