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One of the best ways you can keep a healthy mouth is by caring for your toothbrush. Your toothbrush plays an important role in your dental hygiene and we’re going to show you some ways you can extend the life of your toothbrush with simple cleaning techniques.

Rinsing your toothbrush after brushing can help remove any remaining toothpaste, food or saliva that tends to linger after brushing your teeth. After rinsing your toothbrush, place it in an upright position, allowing it to air-dry until next time.

If your toothbrush shares a location with other toothbrushes, prevent it from touching the others. By doing so, you are preventing cross-contamination between brushes.

On the same note, never lend your toothbrush to someone or use another toothbrush that isn’t yours. This can expose you or another person to harmful body fluids and germs that could make either of you sick.

Try and avoid storing your toothbrush in a closed container, this creates a moist environment for bacteria to grow. Remember, out in open air is best.

Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. If you use an electric brush, replace the bristles of your toothbrush around the same time. When bristles are worn down and frayed they become less effective in cleaning your teeth.

Have questions? Please give our office a call today at 707-996-6704! We will make sure all of your dental questions are answered to ensure your oral health in the future.