Maintaining Your Toothbrush

Taking care of your tooth brush is an important part of maintaining proper oral health. An old tooth brush won’t be able to do its job if its worn out and broken. At Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC, we encourage patients to practice excellent oral hygiene habits at home to help prevent complex dental issues from developing.

Our experienced team of family and cosmetic dentist believes in educating patients on healthy practices to help improve the health of their smile. Part of practicing proper oral hygiene is keeping your tooth brush in tip top shape. Our Chapel Hill dental office have listed a few tips and tricks to help keep your toothbrush in pristine conditions.

Maintaining Your Toothbrush

Tip #1: Carefully rinse out your toothbrush after each time you brush your teeth. Food particles and debris can cling to your toothbrush and become a platform for bacteria.

Tip #2: Try to keep your toothbrush away from your toilet. Every time you flush with the lid open, it can cause certain bacteria to become airborne and cling to your toothbrush. If you can not keep your toothbrush away from your toilet, try to keep it covered.

Tip #3: Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. After a few months of use, the bristles can get worn out and your toothbrush will not be able to properly clean your teeth and tongue.

Tip #4: Try to keep your toothbrush dry. Keep your toothbrush in a position where it can properly dry after brushing your teeth.

Tip #5: Don’t share your toothbrush with anyone. Sharing your toothbrush means that you are also sharing germs, food particles, and debris with another person. If you can, buy a new toothbrush instead of sharing with someone else.

Schedule An Appointment

Our dentist at Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to helping you improve your smile and maintaining excellent oral health. If you haven’t scheduled a preventive care visit recently, come visit our Chapel Hill, NC dental office. You can schedule an appointment online or call (919) 213-9767