Did you know, if you show care for your toothbrush, you are showing care to your smile? If you think about it, if your toothbrush is storing bacteria, then your teeth will be too. Dr. Steven Wolfson and our team here at Steven Wolfson, DDS in Houston, Texas, cares for your oral health, which is why we are happy to give you information about your toothbrush and how to care for it properly.
The American Dental Association recommends switching your toothbrush every four to six months or if the bristles become too frayed. Switching out your toothbrush is imperative because it will help keep your teeth in the best shape possible. It is also important to note, if you suffer an illness it is also a good idea to swap out your toothbrush after you are healed, so you do not carry the germs and bacteria from the illness back into your smile.
When it comes to storing your personal toothbrush, remember to keep it in a clean, dry place. If you let it dry properly, you can keep bacteria from growing into the bristles. If your toothbrush is placed in an area that is exposed to other bacteria, that can seep into your toothbrush and spread onto your teeth. Remember to keep your toothbrush in a safe, clean place, so your teeth can be kept in tip-top shape!
If you feel like your smile needs a little care, or just want to come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 713-893-4288 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is eager to help your oral health stay in top-notch shape!