How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

Posted by Broadmoor Dental on Apr 8 2022, 07:55 AM

The toothbrush can keep our teeth healthy only if it’s in good condition. The effort to maintain a healthy smile might not do much good if toothbrushes are not given proper care. 

The following are some tips to properly care for your toothbrushes: 

  • Don't Use Pressure to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing with too much force damages the toothbrush. If high pressure is applied while brushing, it causes the bristles on the brush to fall out from their place. This does not give your teeth proper cleaning. 

It is better to employ repetitive motions rather than brushing with too much force. Use the toothbrush gently by moving it in a circular motion reaching all areas of the mouth. This process preserves the efficiency of the toothbrush. 

  • Rinse Off Your Toothbrush

The toothbrush is likely to pick up all the germs that reside in the mouth as it comes into contact with the entire mouth. It takes the food particles, bacteria, and other debris. It is therefore essential to rinse off your toothbrush thoroughly after brushing. Keep the brush under running water and gently rub the bristles to clear anything that got stuck to it. 

  • Keep Your Toothbrush Dry

A toothbrush encourages the growth of bacteria if moisture stays on it. If a toothbrush containing germs or bacteria is used to clean the teeth, it increases the risk of developing other dental problems.

It is critical to shake off any excess water remaining on the toothbrush once it is rinsed thoroughly. The toothbrush shouldn't be laid flat; instead, place it vertically upright in its holder. This helps to keep it dry. 

  • Replace Your Toothbrush Often

The toothbrush is to be replaced every three months. If it is used for a longer time, the bristles can wear down. This results in ineffective cleaning. It is also vital to replace your toothbrush after recovering from an illness such as a cold or flu. 

  • Wash Your Hands Before Using Toothbrush

There will be several items we touch and various kinds of bacteria live on its surfaces. It is therefore vital to clean your hands as the germs on them can move into the toothbrush and later into the mouth. It is recommended to wash your hands with antibacterial soap before using a toothbrush. 

Schedule an appointment with Broadmoor Dental to learn additional tips on taking care of toothbrushes. We are located at 1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Contact us at (719) 576-5566 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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