3 Times To Give Your Brush A Break

There are some times when your toothbrush is going to offer you some truly powerful smile cleansing, which will offer you and your oral health great support! However, there are also some instances in which it may be time to say goodbye to the toothbrush you’re currently using (or when you may need to ease up on the expectations you have of that dental hygiene instrument)! Curious about these moments because as far as you know, you’re doing everything just right for your smile? Our Cleveland, TX team has some important thoughts to share with you, so you can feel certain your smile care is even better!

#1: You’ve Got To Replace It If…

We don’t mean that you will eventually need to just retire your toothbrush altogether, of course. Instead, in order to promote your best oral health protection, you’re going to need to retire your brush as you replace it with a new one every so often. Just how often you ask? Well, there are a couple determining factors. First, if your brush is looking shabby instead of nice and in-shape like when you first purchased it, it’s time for a new one. In addition, you should never use a brush longer than around three to four months. You may rely on this as a marker, too, for when to replace it!

#2: You Should Say Goodbye To Manual If…

You should go ahead and give that manual toothbrush a break if it’s not doing any favors for your oral health or if you’re finding that it’s causing you other problems. You are always welcome to talk this one over with us, of course. For now, think about the following:

  • If you’re brushing but you’re not seeing good results with cleansing, an electric toothbrush may be a better solution for you.
  • If you have some physical limitations that make the manual brushing difficult, trying electric can be the solution you need.
  • If you want to more easily practice gentle brushing, try electric.

#3: Don’t Hold Your Brush Responsible For…

During checkups and cleanings, we will review your dental hygiene with you. We’ll explain that your toothbrush is responsible only for the surfaces of your teeth that are readily available to be brushed. For other surfaces, which will include between your teeth as well as just beneath your gum tissues between teeth, you’re going to need to rely on dental floss. Try as you might, you cannot thoroughly clean these areas with your toothbrush! So, protect your oral health by remembering to floss once daily.

Brush Your Best With Our Tips

Enjoy our helpful tips regarding best practices for brushing, flossing, and more! We will be pleased to share ideas, specifics, and tips with you during your visits to our practice, so schedule one soon! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, and all surrounding communities.