Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

November 9, 2018

North Dallas Dental Patients Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

The common household toothbrush. Everyone has one, and we hope that all of our patients at The Richardson Dentist are brushing their teeth after each meal. Good dental hygiene equals good dental health!

While cosmetic dentistry and a complete smile makeover seem to be all the rage these days, daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your dental health. Taking care of your toothbrush is part of the equation.

It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat. But a few common sense tips might keep any unnecessary germs from affecting you.

First, be sure to store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the toilet lid before flushing. Each flush of the toilet releases a spray of bacteria into the air, so it’s best to just eliminate the spray.

Next, since bacteria like a moist environment, store your toothbrush upright and without a travel case so that it can dry completely between uses.

The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Brushing and flossing are the key to good dental health, and doing both each day will keep the risk for gum disease, cavities, and bad breath low.

At The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX, we encourage proper dental hygiene. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Richardson Dentist-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-690-6653

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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