Posts for tag: proper toothbrush care

The way you take care of your toothbrush is almost as important as the way you brush your teeth.

Proper care for your toothbrush is something we tend to overlook, but the next time you brush your teeth, be sure to remember these helpful tips:

When You Finish Brushing
After you brush your teeth, rinse off your toothbrush with water and allow it to air-dry. If you cover up your toothbrush, microorganisms may be able to grow on the brush because of the moisture. 

When to Replace Your Toothbrush
Every 3-4 months you should switch your brush to a new one. Your toothbrush begins to wear and may not be cleaning your teeth as effectively if you use the same one for long periods of time. If you notice bristles beginning to wear, replace the brush at that time, even if it is sooner than 3 months.

Who Can Use Your Toothbrush?
Never share your toothbrush. It is an easy way to spread germs and can increase your chances of an infection.

Besides at-home hygiene, the best way to keep a healthy mouth is through routine visits to the dentist. If you are due for a cleaning or have any concerns about your teeth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD.



11140 Rockville Pike, Ste 510
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-4200
drj@drjsamuels.com
 

   

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