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Due to the fact your toothbrush is important for your oral health care and hygiene daily routines; it is important to maintain proper care of your toothbrush. Storing a toothbrush and keeping it out of harm’s way is essential to ensure it can be used properly later on. To help avoid contamination, always be sure to care for your toothbrush.

Caring for your toothbrush is essential to ensure it is working correctly. As a general reminder, never share your toothbrush with others and never let others use your toothbrush. When not in use, always store it in a safe location that will not come into contact with other brushes. Your storage container should be aired out without the ability to collect moisture. In addition, make sure you are using a toothbrush with soft bristles that can easily fit into your mouth. If your toothbrush should be worn down or frayed, you will need to replace it. Typically, toothbrushes should be replaced every 3 to 4 months. For product recommendations and suggestions, speak with your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on product packaging.

It’s never too late for toothbrush care treatments from Love Family Dentistry. Enhancing your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing 540-904-2300 to schedule a professional cleaning with Dr. Peggy Lovecchio and our team at our dentist office in Roanoke, Virginia.