Would you like tips about cleaning, storing, and replacing your toothbrush? If so, we are happy to help you! Your toothbrush is used at least twice a day so it is important to care for your toothbrush by doing the following things:
Clean your brush
To clean your brush in a simple but efficient way, rinse it in warm tap water and wash away the toothbrush and debris after you brush your teeth. To deeply clean your toothbrush, soak it in antibacterial mouthwash, clean it with an ultraviolet light, or put it through the dishwasher. Also, make sure you deeply clean your brush after you have been sick.
Properly store your brush
After you have brushed your teeth and rinsed your brush, store your brush in an area where it can dry, like a cup or toothbrush holder on your bathroom counter. It is best to let your brush dry between each use. If you do not, the bristles can become molded and they can harbor bacteria. If you decide to use a toothbrush cover, make sure it is one that allows air to circulate through.
Know when to get a new brush
It is important that you replace your brush after 3-4 months, once the bristles begin to wear, and after you have been sick. This applies to both manual and electric toothbrushes. If you have an electric toothbrush, you can replace the head without replacing the entire brush.
Don’t share your brush
Please do not share your toothbrush with anyone, not even your family members. If you do, saliva and bacteria can transfer and create tooth decay.
Call us today if you would like to learn more about brushing your teeth, caring for your toothbrush, and the proper oral hygiene routine! We look forward to hearing from you.