Sparkly Smile for Spring

Welcome to April!

Three toothbrushes, photo taken in Sweden
Three toothbrushes, photo taken in Sweden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you survived the April Fool’s jokes this weekend, I am sure you are ready to embrace April with full force. I have a lot going on this month, a work trip to the west coast, a visit with some good friends, my first Motivated Turtle Event, a very important ballet recital, a wedding, and my first race of the season – Run for the Wild. I’m a busy little bee!

So how am I starting April? By changing my toothbrush head. That’s right. According to the American Dental Association, you should change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Why? Your toothbrush rids your mouth of all the gross bacteria you collect over the day and some of that bacteria can collect on your toothbrush over time. Although studies have not determined if this bacteria can be harmful, it is still gross. In addition, after daily use, the toothbrush bristles can become weak or frayed so it is good to replace them to make sure you are getting the most effective brushing experience.

When you do your first brush with your new toothbrush tonight make sure you brush up and down (long horizontal strokes can cause damages to your gums) and don’t neglect the inner side of your teeth or your tongue (that sucker collects a ton of germs!)


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