Building a better smile includes always taking the necessary steps to implement effective toothbrush care. Furthermore, to ensure your toothbrush operates as intended, always use safe products that are not worn down or contaminated. To help prevent contamination, always store and care for your toothbrush properly.
The risk of contamination is well-documented with toothbrushes. This is because many individuals may end up letting others use their toothbrush or even using someone else’s toothbrush. This can lead to serious oral ailments in the future and can even move around bacteria. If you wish for your brush to be able to clean your mouth effectively, make sure that it remains clean. This includes storing it upright in an aired-out container.
If you fail to store your toothbrush in an aired-out container, it can end up being cross-contaminated due to moisture. Furthermore, if it’s laid on its side, it will also allow bacteria to pool and collect. If your toothbrush ever becomes contaminated, replace it as needed. Even so, normal toothbrushes should still be replaced every three to four months to ensure a durable and reliable product is always being used as needed.
To talk about your tooth brushing options with Drs. Bailey, Huff and Stanley and the rest of our team at South Coast Family Dentistry, you can make an appointment at our dentist office in Coos Bay, Oregon. Our number is 541-269-5353.