Due to several oral health risks associated with not caring for your toothbrush property, it is important to make a checklist to ensure your toothbrush care is being done correctly. Oftentimes, individuals do not take into consideration the risks of contamination that can occur with your cleaning tools. Even something as simple as leaving your brush lying on its side can make it possible to transfer germs and bacteria into your mouth later on when you use the brush. Thus, always store your toothbrush in a safe place.
Storing your toothbrush includes keeping it away from other toothbrushes. This is important because contamination can easily occur. Along the same lines, never let anyone else use your toothbrush, and never use anyone else’s toothbrush. When storing your toothbrush, make sure it is always sitting upright in a well-ventilated area.
If you should have any issues with your toothbrush, make sure that you replace it immediately. Oftentimes individual fail to replace their toothbrushes frequently enough. A general rule of thumb is that you should replace standard toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months or earlier as needed. If you have any questions about which toothbrushes and toothpaste products are best for you, speak with your dentist for recommendations and suggestions.
Our dedicated dentists, Dr. Philip Copenhaver & Dr. Catherine T. Bordlemay are conveniently located in Richmond Hill, Georgia. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ford Avenue Family Dentistry for issues associated with your oral health, please contact us at 912-756-2936.