We spend a lot of time discussing the importance of brushing and flossing, but did you know that the way you care for your toothbrush is also an important part of good dental hygiene?
The next time you finish brushing your teeth, keep these simple tips in mind.
Replacing Your Toothbrush
It is recommended to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. After a time, your toothbrush begins to wear and will not clean your teeth properly.
After You Brush
After you have brushed your teeth, clean off your toothbrush with water and leave it out to air-dry. If you cover your toothbrush while it is still wet, the moisture created makes it an ideal environment for bacteria to grow.
Do Not Share
You should never share your toothbrush with anyone. This can easily spread germs from one person to another and increase the chances of an infection.
Besides proper at-home care, visiting the dentist is one of the best ways to keep a healthy mouth. If you are in need of a cleaning or have any questions, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sulken in Fostoria, OH.