Keeping our pearly whites healthy is just as important as other fitness or beauty regimes. They need to be taken care of regularly to achieve that perfect smile. This includes proper caring for our toothbrushes. So here are some simple yet highly important ways to take care of your toothbrush and subsequently, your teeth.
1. Wash it thoroughly
Before every use, make it a habit to thoroughly rinse your toothbrush to remove any residue that might have been left on it. It is highly recommended to use warm water so that the bristles are cleansed of any remaining food particles and leftover toothpaste.
2. Store it properly
As your toothbrush is used to clean your mouth, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure it is kept clean to maintain good dental hygiene. Part of what keeps this dental instrument hygienic is by keeping it in a dry storage rack to let air circulate. Preferably, look for a storage option that hangs your toothbrush in an upright position and a cover with holes to prevent mould growth.
3. Replace it regularly
It is highly recommended to replace your toothbrush after 3 to 4 months or once you have noticed signs of wear on the bristles. This is because your beloved brush will eventually have bacteria buildup on its bristles no matter how much you sterilise it. This applies to both electric and traditional toothbrushes.
4. Avoid lending to anybody
When it comes to oral hygiene, it is a big no-no to share any of your personal items with anyone. This applies even to your family members. Saliva can carry different types of bacteria and may cause dental problems in the future once it has been transferred.
Good dental care does not have to be expensive as long as you have the right guidance. That is why at Advantage Medical and Dental, we suggest patients to consult a dental care expert for any concerns. A quick consultation can help detect the risk of dental problems early on.