Bay City, Michigan 48706
Front Page Photo of the Day Log-IN About us June 24, 2007
(Prior Story)   Ask The Experts ArTicle 1665   (Next Story)

Studies Say You Should Change Your Toothbrush More Often

A new toothbrush can remove 30% more plaque than an old toothbrush

June 24, 2007       Leave a Comment
By: Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry

Printer Friendly Story View

Change your toothbrush every three to four months.

Many of us do not even give it a second thought. We receive a new toothbrush every time we visit our dentist for a check-up and dental cleaning and that is enough for us. Right?


Sadly enough, most people change the oil in their car more often than they change their toothbrush.

Be sure to change your toothbrush, or toothbrush head (if you're using an electric toothbrush) before the bristles become frayed. When the bristles get this way they do not effectively clean the crevices of the teeth.

Studies show that a new toothbrush can remove 30% more plaque than a toothbrush that is three months old.

The American Dental Association has long recommended that patients change their toothbrushes every three to four months. Many toothbrushes now come with color indicators to indicate when it is time for a change.

Something else you should know is that old toothbrushes may harbor harmful bacteria that can cause infection such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Consider running your brush through your automatic dishwasher to disinfect between replacements.

Just as you change the oil in your car because you want to protect that investment, change your toothbrush because there is no bigger investment than you and your family.

Remember 3 months or 3,000 smiles!

Your health and well-being is important to us. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

Or Contact Dr. Ken Nelson at:
800 S. Euclid Ave, Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 686-5410

Printer Friendly Story View
Prior Article

May 23, 2019
by: Mary Penn
Michigan Notable Author Keith Gave Coming to Wirt Library
Next Article

May 15, 2019
by: Mary Penn
Free "Ask the Lawyer Night" at Wirt Library
Agree? or Disagree?

Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry

Dr. Nelson has served patients at West Bay Dental since 1985. Dr. Nelson provides most dental services with an emphasis on cosmetics, full mouth reconstruction, oral surgery and implants.

More from Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry

Send This Story to a Friend!       Letter to the editor       Link to this Story
Printer-Friendly Story View

--- Advertisments ---

0200 Nd: 05-20-2019 d 4 cpr 0


(Ads not affiliated with Google)

Ads By
Rotary Club of Bay City
Click Here To Join Today

Ads By
Historical Press - By Dave Rogers
Purchase Your Copy Today!

Ads By
Rotary Club of Bay City
Click Here To Join Today

Designed at OJ Advertising, Inc. (V3) (v3) Software by Mid-Michigan Computer Consultants
Bay City, Michigan USA
All Photographs and Content Copyright © 1998 - 2019 by OJA/MMCC. They may be used by permission only.
P3V3-0200 (1) 0   ID:Default   UserID:Default   Type:reader   R:x   PubID:mbC   NewspaperID:noPaperID
  pid:1560   pd:11-18-2012   nd:2019-05-20   ax:2019-05-24   Site:5   ArticleID:1665   MaxA: 999999   MaxAA: 999999
CCBot/2.0 (