We use a toothbrush everyday, but it is probably something that you don’t think too much about. Although we may take our toothbrushes for granted, they are our first line of defense against gum disease. We need to make sure to take care of them and here are a few tips on how to do that.

When you are done using your toothbrush make sure to rise it off with hot tap water to get rid of bacteria and debris trapped in the bristles. It is important to store the brush in an upright position to allow it to air dry. Doing this allows the breeze to kill bacteria that dies when exposed to air.

You also need to make sure that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. If you notice that the bristles are bending or becoming unruly you might need to replace it sooner.

It is important not share your toothbrush with others. Doing this could result in tooth decay from the spread of bacteria and germs. You also do not want to keep your toothbrush in a small container for long periods of time. This is because moisture encourages bacteria to grow. So make sure your brush is completely dry before packing it on your next vacation.

Don’t forget that it is important to get regular check-ups as well to make sure that your teeth stay healthy. Contact us today to set up your appointment!

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