After using your toothbrush, are you storing it properly? Do you feel safe that it’s been well guarded and protected against potential contamination factors that can easily damage it? The truth is, we often do not store our toothbrushes correctly and can leave them prone to contamination.
In order to be sure your toothbrush will continue to protect your teeth and gums from bacteria and plaque buildup, effectively maintain your brush. Always make sure to never store your brush on its side or in a closed container, as this can lead to contamination. Furthermore, never store your toothbrush with other toothbrushes. Along the same vein, do not share toothbrushes with others and do not use toothbrushes that belong to anyone else.
Not all toothbrushes are made to function effectively for the same periods of time. Thus, you need to be aware of the shelf life of your brush. Typically, brushes need to be replaced every three to four months. If you are struggling using traditional brushes, whether due to old age or a muscle injury, consider switching to an easier to operate utensil such as an electric toothbrush. For additional oral health care and cleaning assistance, visit your dentist for a professional cleaning.
With the skilled craftsmanship of Dr. Clell M. Morris and our team at our office in Forsyth, Georgia, we can make sure your smile thrives. To book an appointment for a smile makeover at Forsyth Dental Center, call us at 478-994-0440 .