Taking Care Of Your ToothbrushAt Spink Dentistry we are dedicated to helping each of our patients achieve a healthier smile.
- Store your toothbrush away from the toilet. Airborne bacteria can reach your toothbrush and may be hazardous to your health.
- Store your toothbrush right side up to allow for proper drainage. A wet toothbrush can harbor bacteria and may even become a breeding ground for mold.
- When traveling with your toothbrush, store it upright and in a properly ventilated case. Try not to put a wet toothbrush in a toothbrush case. Allow for your toothbrush to drain before storing it.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. You are using your toothbrush at least twice a day, every day. Over time, the bristles can wear down and begin to fray. The toothbrush is not able to perform its proper function.
- Thoroughly rinse your toothbrush after each use to remove debris.
- Periodically clean your toothbrush with an antibacterial mouthwash.
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