Due to the importance of your toothbrush in keeping your smile safe from plaque buildup and tooth decay, it is essential to make sure your toothbrush is cared for. This includes always storing your toothbrush in a safe place and using it as intended. Furthermore, if your toothbrush should ever wear down, it will need to be replaced as needed.

When choosing a toothbrush, always seek out a brush that has soft bristles and can easily fit into your mouth to reach all corners of your gums. If the bristles are too hard, they can easily be abrasive and harm your gums and seriously wear away your tooth enamel. If you have difficulties brushing with traditional toothbrushes, switch to alternative cleaning tools such as electric toothbrushes. Be sure to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or sooner if it is damaged.

Avoid sharing your toothbrush with anyone else, and never use anyone else’s toothbrush, as it can cause contamination. Furthermore, always keep your own toothbrush clean when not in use and keep it away from other toothbrushes. Try to choose a space to store your brush where it can air out and not be subject to moisture or bacterial contamination.

Call us at (919) 468-5501 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Siti A. Lowery, DDS to visit the dental practice at 110 Preston Executive Dr. #104, Cary, NC 27513.

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