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Do you know the best techniques for treating your toothbrush? If you are looking to improve your tooth brushing skills, one easy way is to improve the care you give to your toothbrush. If your toothbrush is past its expiration date or has fallen into disrepair, it will not be able to do the job demanded of it.

In addition, if your toothbrush becomes contaminated it could easily harm your teeth and gums more than it could help.

Cross-contamination with toothbrushes is common when two or more individuals live together because toothbrushes regularly get stored together, which is an easy way for bacteria to be transferred from one toothbrush to another. To avoid these matters, always store your toothbrushes alone and standing upright.

Be sure to avoid storing toothbrushes in enclosed areas or spaces with little to no ventilation, as these areas can become cesspools for bacteria and effortlessly contaminate your brush. Don’t forget that your brush goes in your mouth, so for sanitary reasons, do everything you can to keep it clean.

Before purchasing a toothbrush, speak with your dentist to find out which type would work best for you, and seek out toothbrushes that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance or choose a brush that your dentist has recommended. Always try to find a toothbrush that fits suitably in your mouth and avoid brushes with hard bristles, as they can damage your teeth and gums.

If you are looking to improve your smile with a professional cleaning at Abba Aesthetic Smiles & Orthodontics LLC, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Tayo Ogunsola and our team at our dentist office in Frisco, Texas. We can be reached at 214-436-5400. Tooth decay and gum disease can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.