In this blog post from Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, we’ll describe some of the things you can do with your toothbrush (aside from brushing your teeth) to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.
One of the most important habits you can form is to always allow your toothbrush to air dry between uses. Place it in a toothbrush holder on the counter with the bristles pointing up. This is much better than tossing it in a drawer, since it will take longer to dry in there.
Also, when you travel make sure your toothbrush is dry before you seal it away in a travel container.
A good strategy is to buy two toothbrushes. Alternate between the two so each has time to fully dry out between uses.
Remember to replace your toothbrush (or brushes) every 3-4 months, or sooner if you’ve had a cold!
At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, the dental health of our patients is always our top priority. Services include restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!