Oral Health Advantages: Storing Your Toothbrush

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Caring for your toothbrush often depends on a myriad of factors. Always take the time to assess your oral health and everything you can do to enhance your toothbrush care. This includes where you store your toothbrush, how you store your toothbrush, and what contamination prevention methods you are employing. As long as you continually care for your toothbrush properly every day, it will continually care for you.

Storing your toothbrush properly is essential so it can continue to do the jobs for which it is assigned. If your toothbrush is ever contaminated or dirty, it will not be able to protect your teeth adequately and could potentially do more harm than good. Thus, it is important to always keep your brush clean when not in use. You can accomplish this by storing it in an area that is aired out and free of moisture.

Make sure your toothbrush is stored upright and not lying on its side. In addition, do not store it close to any other toothbrushes. Make sure the brush head is adequately protected and cleaned both before and after it is used. Always be sure to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or earlier as needed. If you should have any struggles with your toothbrush or have any questions, speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions.

Our team at America's Family Dental Tomball focuses on a selection of smile enhancements to suit all your oral health care needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Diego Flores, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Tomball, Texas. You are welcome to call us at 281.290.8000.