How to Properly Store and Clean Your Toothbrush

Do you know that the way you care for your toothbrush is an important part of your dental health routine?

We know that brushing is important, but the next time you finish brushing your teeth keep these tips in mind.

Replacing Your Toothbrush
After about 3-4 months, you should replace your toothbrush. The toothbrush may begin to show signs of wear and, when this happens, it might not be able to clean your teeth properly.

Never Share Your Toothbrush
You should never share your toothbrush with anyone. Sharing a toothbrush can easily pass germs that increase your chances of infection.

Appropriate Cleaning and Storing
Once you’re done brushing your teeth, remember to rinse it off with water. You also want to let your toothbrush air-dry. Storing your toothbrush in a small container or covering it up while it is still wet can create moisture and allow bacteria to grow.

If you are due for a cleaning or have any questions, be sure to schedule an appointment with us today.