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Charlottesville Dentist Hosts Toothbrush Exchange at ACAC

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

ACAC and a Charlottesville dentist want you to change your toothbrush - and they'll give you a free one to do it. Blue Ridge Dental is hosting a toothbrush exchange Tuesday at the two ACAC locations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

You can bring in a used toothbrush and change it out for a new one. Dentist Nick Minutella says your toothbrush should be changed every three months for several different reasons.

"Some of the important factors are the bristles. As they start getting splayed and they start getting flattened, they don't clean your teeth nearly as well. They're not where they're supposed to be and they can also start collecting bacteria and spreading that through your mouth,” said Minutella.

The exchange is going on until 6 p.m. at both ACAC locations.