When setting up effective toothbrush care, you also need to think about the care you need to give your toothbrush, so it can continue to give you the care that you expect of it. If your toothbrush ever becomes contaminated, it can, in turn, contaminate your mouth. Never put a contaminated toothbrush in your mouth and never expose it to any elements that could lead to further damage to your teeth or gums.
To help keep your toothbrush clean, always store it in an aired-out area that is free of other debris. Never store it with other toothbrushes or on an unclean surface. Store your brush vertical so that the brush head will not come into contact with any objects.
Even a well-kept toothbrush will still need to be replaced every few months. If your toothbrush is showing any signs of damage or it has become contaminated at any point in time, it will need to be replaced even sooner. For additional help with your cleaning techniques and to ensure that your toothbrush is functioning properly, visit our dentist for checkups and professional cleanings.
Now is the best time to visit the dental office of Richard Healy DDS for the desired treatment to drastically improve your smile. Dr. Richard Healy and our team at our office in Santa Maria, California, is here to ensure you receive the ideal care your smile needs to elevate your oral health to its highest levels. We can be reached by at 805-928-3928.