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Russell Bibb DMD - Estacada Dental December 2018 Newsletter Forward to a Friend   Submit Question
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Are You Replacing Your Toothbrush Often Enough?
How often do you buy a new toothbrush and replace your old one? Some people don’t remember the last time they went out and bought a new toothbrush, and this is a problem. Over time, your toothbrush is no longer as effective at cleaning your teeth. You need to make sure that you are using a toothbrush that is effectively cleaning every surface of your mouth. So, how often does that mean you need to replace your toothbrush?

Times Where You Should Replace Your Toothbrush

Under regular circumstances, you need to replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months. If you have an electric toothbrush, then you simply need to replace the head of your toothbrush. This keeps the bristles strong and allows them to work properly when you use them for cleaning your teeth.

If you often get sick, you may need to replace your toothbrush more often. For example, if you get a strep infection, you need to treat the problem and replace your toothbrush when you are no longer contagious. This keeps your mouth healthier as it prevents you from re-infecting yourself following your ailment.

If you are not sure when the last time you replaced your toothbrush was, then you need to go out and buy a new one right away. Your teeth need the benefits of a toothbrush with solid bristles, as that is the only way to get your teeth truly clean between visits to our office.

Are There Dental Health Benefits to Eating Cheese?
Do you like eating cheese? If so, then you are likely doing your teeth a service. When you eat cheese, you coat your teeth in what is called casein. This protects your teeth from the items that you eat and drink after the cheese. It allows your teeth to have a coating that prevents tooth decay to some degree. It is no substitute for a solid oral hygiene routine and coming to see us, but it does help. Plus, you also get the calcium from the dairy. If you are in the mood for a different snack today, consider eating some cheese, and enjoy the benefits!

Do You Have Questions? We Have Answers!
A lot of people have dental questions and instead of asking us, they look them up online. Search engines can give you an idea of what could be going on, but at best, the answer you get is just a guess. It takes someone with training and experience to be able to tell you what is actually going on with your mouth. That is where we come in. Instead of using the internet to look up what might be going on in your mouth, we can take a look and give you a definite answer. Give us a call today and set up an appointment where we can answer all the dental questions you may have!


Russell Bibb DMD - Estacada Dental | | 503-630-4211
103 SE Highway 224, Suite A, Estacada, OR 97023



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