Caring for Your Toothbrush

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Always make sure you regularly check the condition of your toothbrush and replace it when necessary.If your toothbrush is not clean or is worn, you can continue to use it, but won’t be helping your teeth and gums.

You should store your toothbrush upright and in a place where the air can dry it. Never share your toothbrush with anyone else or allow anyone else to use your toothbrush, and rinse it under running water after each use.

When selecting a toothbrush, look for one that can easily fit into your mouth. Furthermore, to avoid dental abrasion, use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. If joint pain and other issues are making brushing difficult, speak to your dentist about other options such as electric toothbrushes.

Remember when you are brushing your teeth to never press too hard. Soft and gentle strokes have been proven to work best. When you start to notice your toothbrush wearing down, you will need to replace it. This typically happens around 3 to 4 months of daily use. Toothbrushes for children tend to wear down even faster, and thus, they need to be replaced more often. For additional help with your oral health care, visit your dentist for regular professional cleanings and exams.

If you have an oral health concern or would to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jose Lopez and the rest of our team, please contact us at our office in Houston, Texas, by calling 713-481-5690. Our office looks forward to helping you in any way we can!