toothbrush care tips

How to Keep Your Toothbrush in Tip-Top Shape

If you want a top-notch oral health and a pristine smile, then it’s important to take good care of your toothbrush. Your toothbrush is a handy tool that can scrub and clean your chompers on a regular basis—but only if it’s in good condition. So, to help you keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape, then our Dental Center dental team encourages you to do the following things:

No. 1: Clean your hands

Oftentimes, your hands have countless germs that just wait to move onto the next object you touch. This is why it’s important to wash your hands before you brush your teeth. If you wash your hands, those germs won’t transfer over to your toothbrush.

No. 2: Give your brush space

It’s best to keep your toothbrush away from the other toothbrushes in the bathroom. At least do your best to keep the bristles from touching. If you give your brush the space it needs, there is a chance you will avoid the germs from the other brushes.

No. 3: Let your brush dry

Remember to only brush with dry bristles. Also, if you have a toothbrush cover, make sure the bristles are dry before you place the cover over your brush. This is because wet bristles can create a moist environment and promote bacteria growth.

No. 4: Don’t share

No matter how tempting it might be, don’t share your toothbrush with anyone—not even your family members. If you share your brush, the germs from your friend or family member’s mouth can swarm your toothbrush, later jumping to your mouth once you use it. To make things easier, try to keep a new brush stashed in your bathroom drawer for anyone who needs it.

Now, please remember that once you have used your toothbrush for 3-4 months or once your toothbrush bristles have been frayed, it’s important to replace it. It’s also vital to replace your brush after you’ve recovered from a sickness.

If you do these things, there is a high chance you’ll have a top-notch toothbrush as well as a strong and successful oral health and smile. To learn more about how to take good care of your toothbrush in Orem, Utah, please remember that you can always call our office at 801.224.6165 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ball or Broadbent. Our dental team will be happy to meet with you and give you the tips you need!