Give Your Toothbrush A Little Tender Loving Care

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Whether your standard colored-plastic toothbrush or the top of the line electric model, your toothbrush needs a little tender loving care to help do its best at keeping your teeth clean.

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We’re meant to have a short-term relationship with each individual toothbrush we own as they are not intended for a long-counter life. Once the integrity and cleanliness of a toothbrush is compromised – think of bacteria building up on the bristles or those bristles become frayed and damaged bristles – it’s time to get a new one. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months, or sooner if more noticeable wear and tear is evident.

Caring For Your Manual Toothbrush

We may not give much thought to how we clean this key tool for dental health, one we’ve been using our whole lives. But if you follow these few tips, you can help ensure your toothbrush will continue to take care of you.

  • Make sure to rinse your toothbrush after each use to prevent bacteria from collecting on the bristles.
  • Store the brush by standing it upright so that it can properly dry.
  • Never share your toothbrush with anyone.

Caring For Your Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B recommends following these few simple steps for investing time into this important dental tool and keep it performing at its best level.

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Our toothbrush is an often forgotten but highly important part of not only our dental health but our overall health. By making sure to use yours at least twice daily, keeping it clean. and replacing it when needed, you will go along way in keeping your teeth healthy and strong. If you have any questions on the best toothbrush for your dental needs, ask us at your next appointment or contact us at 248-852-3130.

About Dr. Gregory Mansour

Owner of The Family Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry Center