Are you taking the time each day to care for your toothbrush properly? This should include making sure to store it correctly and make sure it is free of any potential contaminants that can ruin it. If your toothbrush should ever become contaminated, it can lead to several oral health risks if you continue to use it. Thus, you will need to replace it if any damage should ever occur.
Caring for your toothbrush is essential to ensure that it can continue to work properly. If for any reason you are not caring for your toothbrush, and it has suffered severe contamination, you will end up contaminating your mouth as well, which can routinely happen if it is not stored in a safe place. When storing your toothbrush, make sure that is stored upright in an aired-out location, as storing it in a closed container can cause moisture to collect. Also, make sure it is stored away from other toothbrushes. Be aware that anyone else using your toothbrush can also contaminate it.
Although caring for your toothbrush is important, no amount of care is going to make it last forever. Toothbrushes do wear down, so they will need to be replaced if any signs of wear are present. Typically, traditional toothbrushes will only last a good three to four months before they will need to be replaced. If you need any additional cleaning for your teeth and gums beyond brushing, make sure you floss as well. Furthermore, be sure to visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with better oral health care habits, schedule an appointment with Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC at our dental office in Clinton Township, Michigan, by calling 586-416-1625. Dr. Mark DeVuyst and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.