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Did you know how you treat your toothbrush is how you treat your smile? Think about it. If you neglect your toothbrush you are neglecting your oral health. That is why our team here at Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC in Clinton Township, Michigan, is happy to give you some tips and tricks when it comes to your toothbrush care.

Your toothbrush can hold bacteria, which can spread to your teeth. If you remember to wash off your toothbrush each day before and after use, you could keep bacteria from your teeth. Other bacteria or food particles can also get stuck in the bristles of the toothbrush, which is why keeping your brush clean can also keep your teeth clean.

Your toothbrush should always be switched every four to six months according to the American Dental Association. If your bristles become too damaged or frayed, they will not work or scrub your teeth properly. It is also an excellent idea to switch out your toothbrush any time after you become sick or suffer an illness.

If you have questions about your smile, or would like to set up a dental cleaning with Dr. Mark DeVuyst, please call us today at 586-416-1625 to make an appointment. Our friendly team of experts are happy to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care.