In this blog post from Love Your Smile dentistry in Kelowna, we will highlight some of the simple things you can do with your toothbrush to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.
One of the most important habits you can form is to always allow your toothbrush to completely air dry between uses. The best way to let the toothbrush air dry is by placing it in a toothbrush holder on the counter with the bristles pointing up. This method of storage is much better than sticking it away in a drawer since it will take longer to dry in there.
Also, make sure your toothbrush is dry before you seal it away in a travel container.
A good strategy for making sure your toothbrush has ample time to dry is to buy two of them. Alternate between the two, so each has time to fully dry out between uses.
Also, replace your toothbrush (or toothbrushes) every 3-4 months, or sooner if you’ve had a cold!
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