Brushing your teeth requires effective tools. If the tools you are using to clean your teeth are not up to a high standard of cleanliness and in good working condition, they will fail to do their jobs and potentially create additional risks. If a toothbrush is left on a counter, the brush head can collect dust and germs that will inevitably find its way into the mouth of its owner on its next use, so always exercise caution when handling and storing toothbrushes.
The first step for effective toothbrush care is to ensure that toothbrushes are not shared. Additionally, avoid any form of cross-contamination by avoiding sharing your brush, or letting it touch other brushes. Always keep your brush clean when not in use. Do not store it in closed containers for long periods of time.
The style and shape of your toothbrush is also important. Always use a toothbrush that fits easily in your mouth. Try to find a brush with soft bristles, as stiff bristles can be overly abrasive or harmful to your gums. If you struggle to brush your teeth, electric toothbrushes can make brushing easier.
Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Always look for a brush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The same goes for toothpaste. Although daily brushing is effective, visit us at Donald H Bohne DDS PA at least every six months for an oral exam or professional cleaning.
Brushing your teeth with a clean brush twice daily can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease caused by plaque buildup. If you would like a professional cleaning or an oral exam from Dr. Donald Bohne, please schedule an appointment to our office in Tucker, Georgia. To schedule a visit, please call our team at 770-939-6600. Let us help you keep your smile bright for a lifetime!