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How Often Do I Need To Get A New Toothbrush?

Oftentimes, individuals do not know when to replace their toothbrush. Sometimes, people can even continue using a toothbrush for upwards of a year without replacing it. But did you know that this can be harmful to your health? Or that it can be disadvantageous to plaque removal? A toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months to maintain the same amount of effectiveness, but why? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons.


After a few months, the bristles of your toothbrush slowly deteriorate and start to fray. Once these bristles are frayed, they are no longer able to remove plaque satisfactorily. This can result in plaque buildup. Plaque buildup is essentially bacterial deposits, and once these build up, it can lead to tartar buildup. Either of these buildups can, in the future, lead to cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath, so it is very important to take all measures necessary to avoid this.


When brushing your teeth with toothpaste, it doesn’t necessarily kill the bacteria that is in your mouth, but it removes it. This being said, it can not protect you from forms of disease, and it can not prevent sickness, so it is important to change your brush regularly to ensure that you are not elongating your sickness. Similarly, if you have an electric toothbrush, it is important to also change out the heads on the brushes as often as you would replace a toothbrush.

At Paradise Dental, we want to ensure that all our patients are taken care of with the utmost of quality, and care. Therefore, we like to remind our patients that it is important to switch out their toothbrush every few months in order to have the healthiest smile out there. Contact us today for more information, or give us a call directly at 781-598-3700.

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Please take note that our office may be limited to Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM as we work through capacity limitations with relation to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
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Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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