Your toothbrush is a handy tool that can keep your smile clean. However, this is only the case if your toothbrush remains clean itself, and it’s your job to keep it clean. Unfortunately, your brush can harbor many germs and bacteria. So, to help you keep your toothbrush clean and pristine, Dr. Hoang Truong has some tips for you.
First, it’s important to wash your hands before you begin brushing. This is recommended because if you don’t wash your hands, the germs you have gathered on your hands throughout the day can jump to your toothbrush and make it dirty. So, make sure to wash your hands with soap and warm water.
Second, dry your toothbrush when you are done brushing. This is especially important if you have a toothbrush cover. It’s important to let the bristles dry before you put the toothbrush cover over it because a moist environment promotes bacteria growth.
Third, don’t share your toothbrush with anyone. If you share your brush, the saliva can be transferred from one mouth to another and it can easily promote cavities. It’s also important to throw your toothbrush away after you have been sick.
If you have any questions about how to maintain a clean toothbrush in Roseville, California, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 916-784-3337. Our dental team at Rock Rose Dental will be more than happy to give you the answers you need so you can keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape!