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Are You Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean?

Did you know that you should be replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months?

Germs and bacteria can live on the toothbrush for weeks at a time if you do not properly clean and store your toothbrush. Taking care of your toothbrush should part of a healthy oral hygiene routine. Keeping your toothbrush clean can help promote a healthier, brighter smile. Try to follow these key tips to keep your toothbrush clean.

Toothbrush Care Tips

  • When traveling, use a ventilated toothbrush cover to keep your toothbrush clean and dry.
  • Make sure you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Over time, your toothbrush may begin to fray or fall apart, making it a useless tool for cleaning your teeth, gums, and tongue.
  • Do not share your toothbrush with anyone. Bacteria and illness may be passed through sharing a toothbrush. It’s not worth the risk.
  • Make sure you sanitize your toothbrush. Try deep cleaning your toothbrush by putting in an antibacterial mouthwash. Make sure you properly store your toothbrush afterward so that it dries properly.
  • Store your toothbrush properly. Store your toothbrush in an upright position where it isn’t touching other items in your bathroom. You want to make sure your toothbrush is stored correctly to avoid bacteria and mold growth.
  • Before and after each use, make sure you run your toothbrush under running water to get rid of any unwanted residue.

Following these guidelines can help you maintain a clean, functional toothbrush. If you have any questions in regards to your oral hygiene routine, don’t hesitate to contact Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, GA. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry would be glad to work with you to answer any of your oral health questions. If you would like to set up an appointment, you can contact our Buford, GA dental office or schedule an appointment online.