Tips for Maintaining a Clean Toothbrush

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It’s best to clean your smile with oral hygiene tools that are effective and clean. Unfortunately, your toothbrush can harbor many germs throughout the day. This is why it’s important to do everything you can to keep your toothbrush clean. If you don’t, you would be cleaning your smile with a dirty tool. To help you maintain a clean toothbrush, our dentist, Dr. Alexis Mai, is happy to give you some tips:

-Wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after you brush and floss your teeth.

-Rinse your toothbrush with warm water after brushing and then store the brush upright in an area where it can air dry.

-Don’t put a toothbrush cover over your toothbrush until your bristles are dry. However, it’s OK to use a cover that has ventilation. It’s important to avoid putting a closed cover over your toothbrush because it can create an environment that grows bacteria.

-Use a completely dry toothbrush each time you clean your smile.

-Don’t share your toothbrush with your family members, friends or anyone else.

-Always replace your toothbrush every three to four months (or after your toothbrush bristles have been worn down) and after you have been sick.

Call Elite Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at 513-771-5212 and talk to a member of our dental team if you have any questions. We will be more than happy to tell you all about how to have a clean toothbrush in Cincinnati, Ohio. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!