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How Often You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When Chronically Ill

Posted on 10/10/2017 by Mark Bieber
Toothbrush Toomin & Bieber Aesthetic Comprehensive Dentistry CA 91505-4325
When you're chronically ill, you want to make sure that you're not reinfecting yourself, while also reducing the chances of getting bacteria over and over.

The mouth has a lot of bacteria in it. Some of it is good and some of it is bad.

When you're chronically ill, bad bacteria can cause further harm. This is why it is important to know when you should replace your toothbrush to reduce the chances of becoming sicker than you are.

Replacing Toothbrushes and the Rules

The rules of toothbrush replacement state that everyone should replace their toothbrush once every three months. This will reduce the amount of bacteria that is found on the toothbrush, while giving the person a clean slate to work on.

Those that have sicknesses should replace their toothbrush if they've got something that is contagious and they can reinfect themselves with. Those suffering from strep throat or serious colds, or even the flu can do this.

Chronically ill people that brush their teeth often may want to replace their toothbrushes a bit more often than the three-month mark. This will reduce the amount of bacteria that they're putting back into their systems. This can help the person reduce the chances of getting sick with something, while helping their immune systems get stronger.

Always Get Your Dental Cleanings

Call us today to schedule an appointment to come out and have your teeth cleaned. One of the best ways to reduce the bacteria and build up in the mouth is to have regular cleanings every six months.

Those that are chronically ill may have to visit a bit more frequently than others, but it can be worth it to help your health and wellness. Call us today to set up a time to come in and provide the cleaning and exam you need.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (818) 748-9998 today.

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