Do you feel as if your toothbrush care is doing enough to eliminate risks in your mouth? If for any reason you constantly suffer from dental damage despite having effective brushing and flossing routines in place, it could be an issue associated with your products themselves. It may require an upgrade to the various tools you’re using, but many cases, improvements in your oral health care require improvements in the care that you give to the utensils tasked with cleaning out your mouth.
In order for your toothbrush to continue to function effectively, you will need to make sure it is stored in a safe place. If you’re not storing your toothbrush property, it can end up being contaminated and cause further damage to your smile. Furthermore, if your toothbrush ever becomes worn down, contaminated, or suffers from any other issues, rather than trying to fix it, replace your toothbrush. Ideally, standard toothbrushes should be replaced every three to five months as is. Youth toothbrushes wear down faster, so they will need to be replaced even sooner.
Storing your toothbrush includes keeping it away from others. Never let anyone else use your toothbrush and keep it away from other toothbrushes. Make sure that your toothbrush is never stored on its side and is stored in an aired-out location upright. It is important not to keep your toothbrush in a closed container for very long as moisture and mildew can lead to further contamination. Furthermore, make sure that the toothbrush you use has soft bristles and can easily fit in your mouth as required. If you need any help with product suggestions, recommendations or a professional cleaning every six months, visit our dentist.
If there is anything more you wish to know about caring for your toothbrush, contact our dental office in Helena, Alabama. Furthermore, you are welcome to schedule an appointment at Helena Family Dentistry by calling us at 205-621-3100. Dr. Stacey DeFranco looks forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level with bi-annual cleanings.