A toothbrush is an important tool in your oral care as it helps remove plaque from your teeth. Do you know the dos and don’ts when it comes to your toothbrush? Not to worry! For those who need a refresher, the team at Foster Dental Care put together this handy list of toothbrush guidelines.
Do: Replace your toothbrush earlier than 3-4 months if the bristles become frayed with use. A toothbrush with worn bristles will not effectively clean your teeth and could cause damage to your gums.
Do: Replace your toothbrush each time you are sick.
Don’t: Attempt to clean your toothbrush in the dishwasher or microwave. This will damage your toothbrush forcing you to get a new one!
Don’t: Share your toothbrush.
Do: Rinse your toothbrush after each use.
Don’t: Store your toothbrush in a closed container. This can cause the growth of germs on your toothbrush.
Do: Store your toothbrush standing upright allowing it to air dry.
Don’t: Store toothbrushes together. This can cause the spread of germs.
Do: Store toothbrushes seperated from one another.
Do: Follow the guidelines listed above and enjoy your healthy beautiful smile! For a professional cleaning call us at 816-228-6988.