Electric toothbrushes are great tools to clean your teeth and gums. If you have been sick, it is a good idea to replace the head as soon as possible. Why will the average dentist recommend this action?

– Bacteria can build up on the head of the unit.

– As a result, you might actually reinfect yourself.

– Excess bacteria can also lead to cavities and gum disease.

“You may also choose to replace your toothbrush head sooner if you’ve been sick in an effort to not re-introduce bacteria back into your body.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.