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Put That Old Toothbrush in the Trash!

Alexandria VA DentistsThere are things that we all keep for sentimental reasons: old photographs, trinkets, and maybe a few clothing items. However, there is should be nothing sentimental about keeping an old toothbrush – and if there is, put it up somewhere, don’t use it!

A toothbrush is a tool that was specifically designed to clean the teeth and brush away bacteria-ridden plaque from the surface of the teeth. It is incredibly important that the toothbrush that you allow inside of your mouth is as clean as possible. The American Dental Association recommends that people should replace their toothbrush every three months. While most people do not do this, the ADA does accept that replacing your toothbrush every six months at your bi-annual dental appointment is acceptable.

If you take a minute to really think about the duty of your toothbrush, you will probably be much more inclined to replace it on a very regular basis. Plaque on the teeth is formed by naturally occurring bacteria that break down food particles left in the teeth after eating. Brushing will loosen the plaque and remove it from the mouth. But where does that bacteria go? While most of it is either spit out or rinsed off from the toothbrush under running tap water, a percentage of the bacteria will remain on your toothbrush. These remaining bacteria will do what all bacteria do: grow. Yuck! Also remember that if you come down with a severe cold, virus, or strep throat, it is highly essential that you replace your toothbrush immediately to prevent reinfection from occurring.

Green Dental of Alexandria is proud to be a dental practice that cares about the entire health of your mouth. We understand the direct connection between your oral health and your overall health, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of dental care to all of our patients. Call us today to schedule your next dental appointment. We will have a new toothbrush waiting for you!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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