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How To Take Care of Your Toothbrush

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
How To Take Care of Your ToothbrushYour oral care routine might include brushing your teeth, flossing, using mouthwash, and even going to the dentist every month. However, all of this is in vain if you don't take care of your toothbrush. There are plenty of ways to take care of your pearly white cleaners, but most people tend to forget the 3 basics of taking care of their toothbrushes.

Don't Use Too Much Pressure

Using too much pressure can be harmful to your teeth and your toothbrush. When you aggressively press against the bristle of your toothbrush, they widen and start attacking your gums. If you use a hard toothbrush, you might hurt your gums or damage your tooth enamel. To protect your oral health and your toothbrush, always apply gentle pressure and scrub faster.

Keep Your Toothbrush Dry

Most people tend to keep their toothbrush in water or, worse, alcohol. Keeping the bristles submerged in any liquid can damage the thin strings and cause them to widen. This reduces the ability of a toothbrush to perform its job correctly.

Don't Share Your Toothbrush

Although sharing is caring, but you should refrain from being generous when it comes to your toothbrush. Using your partner's toothbrush can spread oral infections. Bacteria trapped within one's bristles could easily move onto others' mouths. So it's best to buy a separate toothbrush for the entire family.

There are many myths about toothbrushes, and people say that sharing one increases love. While these pieces of advice might seem good coming from a psychic, there is no room for them in medical science. If you have contacted your partner's oral disease, you should immediately visitDr. Geoffrey Herzog for a checkup. Scheduling an appointment is as easy as calling (208) 391-8554, and the staff will be happy to assist you.

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