If you aren’t careful, your toothbrush can be swarmed with bacteria and germs, which is why it’s important to keep your toothbrush clean and pristine at all times. To help you keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape, our Smiles Dental team is happy to suggest the following things:
-Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after you brush your teeth.
-Rinse your toothbrush with warm water after brushing. You should also store it upright so it can air dry.
-Keep your toothbrush bristles out in the open until they are completely dry. Don’t cover them with the toothbrush cover if they are wet because a moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria.
-Always use a completely dry toothbrush.
-Don’t share your toothbrush with anyone, and make sure your brush is stored in a place where it won’t touch other toothbrush bristles.
-Make sure you replace your toothbrush after three to four months and after you have been sick.
-If you or a family member has been sick, it’s best if that person uses a different tube of toothpaste so they don’t spread germs.
Our team care about you and your smile, so if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about oral hygiene, please call 360-589-5054 at your earliest convenience. Our dentist and team will be more than happy to give you the details and information you need to better understand oral hygiene and toothbrush care!