In order to improve your oral health, it’s always a good idea to set it up and establish effective tooth brushing techniques. Not only should you make sure that your brush is working effectively, but you need to make sure that you’re using it effectively too. If for any reason you have a faulty toothbrush, or it is not properly designed to work in your mouth as needed, you may suffer oral health risks and a downturn in your oral hygiene care.
Apart from visiting your dentist every six months to keep your smile clean, it is also important to make sure that you’re brushing twice a day too. Unfortunately, you will not be able to effectively clean your smile if your brush becomes contaminated or if it is being used improperly. Ideally, you need to keep your brush safe from contamination by never letting anyone else use it. Furthermore, store your brush in a place that is free of contamination by other toothbrushes in the area. Never store your toothbrush on its side and never use it to clean anything other than your mouth.
A healthy toothbrush includes a young toothbrush. If your toothbrush is old and worn down, it will not be able to effectively clean out your mouth. If you notice any heavy wear on your toothbrush, replace it immediately. As a standard rule of thumb, you should still be replacing your toothbrush every three to four months as needed. If you are younger and you’re using a youth toothbrush, it will need to be replaced even sooner.
Do you wish to learn more about caring for your toothbrush and its effect on your smile? If so, please call 704-523-7221 to schedule an appointment with our dental office in Charlotte, North Carolina, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. Robert H. Watson and our expert team want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.