How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

Posted by Broadmoor Dental on Jan 19 2022, 09:36 PM

Brushing is an effective way to keep the cavities away with pleasant effects like a fabulous smile and fresh breath. In fact, brushing two times each day is an important part of your dental care routine. 

However, most of us are not aware that our toothbrushes are filled with ten million germs and bacteria. Hence, we should provide utmost care to handle toothbrushes properly.

Following a few precautions are enough to keep the toothbrush in good condition and keep the ten million germs at bay. Providing hygienic care for toothbrushes presents you with a clean and bright smile.

How to Properly Care For Your Toothbrush

One's toothbrush can narrate many stories regarding that person's personality, oral hygiene, brushing habits, dental health, and so on. Here are a few ideas to remember while caring for your toothbrush properly.

  • Replace Your Toothbrush Often

Make sure you replace toothbrushes every three to four months. Switch to a new toothbrush if bristles wear down or fray. Also, it is important to replace them when you recover from a flu illness or cold. Else, you might get sick again.

  • Do Not Share a Toothbrush 

Whatever the circumstances, never share your toothbrush with anyone. Thus, we can prevent the passing of germs and bacteria from one person to another and stabilize your oral health.

  • Thorough Cleaning of Your Toothbrush

Rinse the toothbrush with water before and after use. Give it a good shake to avoid moisture content. Boiling the bristles and sanitizing the toothbrush in mouthwash are the deep clean ways to keep the toothbrush germ-free.

  • Toothbrush Storage Dos and Don’ts

After every toothbrushing, rinse it well with tap water to remove debris. Allow the bristle of the toothbrush to dry and store it in a vertically upright position. Moisture content is a favorable condition for bacteria to grow and increase the risk for dental issues.

Do not lay the toothbrush flat on the counter or shelf or near the toilet. Do not cover the toothbrush nor keep it in a closed container. Keep your toothbrush separate from others’ toothbrushes to avoid cross-contamination. Also, allow the toothbrush to be exposed to air, so it could dry faster.

Routine brushing habits, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits make you smile healthy with strong teeth and gums.

If you would like to know additional tips on taking care of toothbrushes, consult with your dentist at Broadmoor Dental, 1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Call us to book an appointment at (719) 576-5566

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