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One of the most important aspects of your oral health care is the care you give your toothbrush. Because your toothbrush plays such a key role in keeping your smile clean, it is important to make sure it is always functioning as intended and is continuously safe to use. To avoid contamination or a product that has worn out, always care for your toothbrush properly.

Store your toothbrush in a safe place. Never let it get contaminated by storing it next to other toothbrushes. Along the same lines, avoid using anyone else’s toothbrush and never let anyone else use your toothbrush. Beyond the contamination that can occur from these problems, bacterial contamination can even occur if the toothbrush is stored for long periods of time in closed containers where moisture is present. Allow your toothbrush to air out so it can continue to guard your smile as intended. As a substitute toothbrushing tool that is easier to operate, try using an electric toothbrush.

In addition, you should always make sure you’re using a solid and sturdy toothbrush. It should be able to easily reach all corners and gaps within your mouth, but it should also feature soft bristles to prevent dental abrasion. Furthermore, all toothbrushes wear out and need to be replaced every three to four months. Toothbrushes for younger individuals wear out even faster, so they need to be replaced more often.

If you are ready for a dental treatment from River Rock Dental Group at our dentist office in Belgrade, Montana, then you are welcome to call us at 406-388-0033. Dr. Timothy R. Lund and our entire team look forward to improving your oral health with optimum care.