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How to Care For Your Toothbrush

How to Care For Your Toothbrush

Posted by Silver Summit Dental on Dec 24 2021, 03:16 AM

Usually, an oral care routine includes brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash. But if you don’t take care of the tools you use for maintaining oral health, all your efforts will be in vain. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it’s important to take care of your toothbrush.

The condition of your toothbrush speaks a lot about your oral hygiene. If the bristles get frayed from overuse, they won’t be effective in removing plaque. 

Below are some tips on taking care of your toothbrush and maintaining your healthy smile.

Don’t Use Too Much Pressure 

Many people think that brushing harder and longer can make their teeth better. But overdoing it will only increase the risk of dental problems. It can damage the enamel that protects your teeth from staining or similar issues. It will damage your toothbrush easily and frayed bristles can’t remove the plaque.

The most effective way to brush your teeth is to gently move the brush head in concentric circles on your teeth. It might take more time to brush in this repetitive motion, but it’s better.

Change Your Toothbrush Regularly 

You need to get a new toothbrush every three months. If the bristles are fraying, they should be replaced soon. When you continue to use the same brush for a long time, it won’t be effective in cleaning your teeth. 

Also, If you’ve just recovered from the flu or a cold, change your toothbrush. Otherwise, you’ll get sick again as the bacteria could remain in the bristles. 

Rinse the Toothbrush After Use

After brushing, rinse the brush by placing it under warm tap water for 15 to 20 seconds. With clean hands, gently rub the bristle to clean the dirt stuck in them. Also, place the toothbrush in an upright position to dry. Moisture can encourage bacteria growth, so make sure to dry it before the next use. 

Don’t Share Your Toothbrush 

Even though it sounds obvious, kids often carelessly use other people’s toothbrushes. This can spread the bacteria from one mouth to another and that will increase the chances of dental problems. So, you shouldn’t share your brush with anyone under any circumstance.

Silver Summit Dental offers the best possible dental treatment to resolve your dental problems. For more details, call us at (801) 542-0998, book online, or visit us at 5734 W 13400 S Herriman, UT, 84096.

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