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How to: Care for Your Toothbrush

Published by Brian Homann DDS

Part of keeping your life in order is staying clean and organized, including your living space. While you vacuum on a regular basis and you always put your laundry away after it’s been washed, what about taking care of your toothbrush? If you think about it, you’ll realize that your toothbrush spends no more than 5 minutes inside of your mouth per day. What about the other 23+ hours that your toothbrush isn’t in use? Consider these tips from our dental office in Elk Grove Village to get the most life out of your toothbrush.

Consider Your Storage Method

When you’re done using your toothbrush, you’ll want to store it in an area that allows it to properly dry. Covering the toothbrush after it has been used may result in fungal or bacteria growth. Always store your toothbrush in an upright position, and if there are multiple toothbrushes stored in the same area, they shouldn’t be touching to avoid cross-contamination.

Know When to Part Ways

On average, your toothbrush will last you 3 months before you need to toss it and get a new one. However, not every situation is the same, so monitor your bristles and swap in a new brush when you see fraying. It’s ideal to swap out your brush after you have been sick as well.

Always Thoroughly Rinse

Rinsing your toothbrush is one of the most important parts of your brushing routine. Doing so can help get rid of excess debris or toothpaste that is stuck between the bristles. Leaving toothpaste on your bristles will cause your brush to become bad faster.

Having an established appointment with our dental office in Elk Grove Village is a great way to stay on top of your oral health and get access to quality toothbrushes! Feel free to contact us today to set up an appointment.

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