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Is it Time to Trash Your Toothbrush? Gainesville, GA

There are telltale signs that your toothbrush needs to be replaced, however, if you cannot remember the last time you got a new toothbrush – it is time to trash the one you have.

A toothbrush is a tool that was specifically designed to clean the teeth and gum line. The bristles are made to reach all of the nooks and crannies of the teeth and to brush away bacteria, plaque, and food particles. However, over time the bristles will become frayed and worn out, making your toothbrush much less effective than when it was new. The firmness of a new toothbrush works hard to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy between dental visits.

It is also important to take a minute and really think about what your toothbrush is doing for you. It is helping to rid your mouth from bacteria. And, how does that bacteria exit the mouth? That’s right – on your toothbrush. While it is extremely beneficial to vigorously rinse your toothbrush under running tap water after every use, this will not rid your toothbrush of every single bacterium. Give that another moment’s thought, will you? Bacteria will linger on your toothbrush, and the longer it is there, the longer it has to fester. This is especially true if you have a cold, virus, or strep throat. Those germs thrive in moist environments; therefore, your toothbrush should be replaced immediately following illness.

Your toothbrush is meant to be a helpful tool that helps you maintain optimal oral hygiene between dental visits, but it is only as helpful as it is clean. If you have not replaced your toothbrush in the last six months, it is time to trash it. Lucky for you, Gainesville Dental Group gives all patients a brand new toothbrush after every cleaning and checkup. Call today to schedule your dental visit. If you keep a regular schedule of visiting us every six months, you will be right on track for replacing your toothbrush regularly for years to come.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Vetter, Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

The Gainesville Dental Group

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM