Properly Store and Clean Your Toothbrush

Monday, February 26, 2018

We spend a lot of time explaining the importance of proper dental hygiene, but part of a proper dental routine is not just how you brush.

Caring for your toothbrush is something that we tend to overlook but it is actually an important part of your
dental hygiene routine.
For proper toothbrush care, be sure to keep the following in mind:
Rinse off the toothbrush
After you brush your teeth, make sure you rinse it off completely with water. You should also allow it to air-dry. If you store your toothbrush in a container, the moisture can create an environment that allows microorganisms to grow.
Do not share your toothbrush
Sharing a toothbrush can lead to an increased risk of infection.
Replace your toothbrush
It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. The bristles become worn and less effective over time.
Like we stated above, caring for your toothbrush is an important part of practicing proper dental hygiene. If your toothbrush is not properly taken care of it can spread more germs into your mouth and not clean your teeth properly.
If you are due for a cleaning or have any questions about the health of your mouth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lechner in Delaware, OH.

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