Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at info@southeastdental.ca to book your next appointment.

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How to Care for Your Family’s Toothbrushes

With so much emphasis on keeping your family’s teeth clean, it can be easy to overlook the proper cleanliness of the tools you use – especially toothbrushes. Here are a few ways to ensure yours stay clean and safe for your family:

Even cleaning tools require cleaning: Do you ever clean your toothbrush? It can be as simple as a thorough rinse with warm water, or you can even use an antibacterial mouthwash or toothbrush sanitizer. It’s also important to regularly wash the container that the toothbrushes are stored in, to prevent dust, germs and bacteria from building up. 

Storage matters: If you’re using a toothbrush holder, be sure to keep it far away from the toilet area, as germs waft through the air after flushing. The same can be said for sinks, as dirty water can easily splash onto the brushes. It’s best to store toothbrushes within a cabinet in the bathroom, as long as there is enough air flow inside. If possible, ensure that the brushes are separated from each other, to keep mouth germs from spreading. 

Give it some air: Allowing the brushes to dry between uses is imperative for avoiding the spread of germs. Germs grow fast in damp conditions, and that can sauce sickness for you and your family. 

Sharing isn’t always caring: We’re sure that most of you don’t do this, but just in case – never ever share your toothbrush with anyone else. This transfers saliva and bacteria –even the kind that cause tooth decay, which is infectious. If you’re worried about family members confusing their toothbrushes for someone else’s, try buying a different coloured toothbrush for each person.

Know when to say goodbye: Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, but there are also signs that tell you when your toothbrush is ready for the trash. If the bristles are frayed or showing signs of wear, it isn’t a very effective cleaning tool. In addition, it’s always a good idea to replace your toothbrush after you’ve been sick, just to stay on the safe side.

To learn about proper toothbrush care, and how to choose the right toothbrush for your dental needs, contact Southeast Dental or make an appointment online. We are always here to help families in Markham and Scarborough with their oral health care.

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