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Ways To Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

In order to follow a good oral hygiene routine, it’s essential to arm yourself with the tools you need to get the job done right like a good quality soft-bristled toothbrush, floss and toothpaste. If there’s one place that germs like to linger, it’s your toothbrush. One of the best ways to keep your toothbrush germ-free is to clean it regularly. Here are a few ways you can keep your toothbrush clean, compliments of the friendly team at Scottsdale Dental Arts, your leading Scottsdale dentistry practice.

Don’t Let Anyone Else Use Your Toothbrush
Toothbrushes should never be shared and that includes even with your own family members. Everyone should have their own toothbrush to prevent cross-contamination. It is easy to pass a cold or flu to someone via your toothbrush so no sharing!

Be Sure Your Hands Are Clean
Because your hands are constantly coming into contact with all types of germs, you should get into the habit of washing your hands often throughout the day. Doing this can help keep your toothbrush free of germs that can be transferred from your hands to your brush.

Always Rinse Your Brush After Using It
As soon as you’re done brushing your teeth, take the time to rinse your toothbrush off well by running it under water for a few moments. This helps rid it of bits of food, debris and germs that may be lingering in the bristles.

Clean Your Toothbrush Holder Once a Week
Bacteria that builds up on your toothbrush holder will transfer over to your brush and then to your mouth. If you’re storing your toothbrush in a cup, wash the cup out with dish soap and water at least once per week.

Contact Scottsdale Dental Arts
If you have any oral hygiene questions or would like to find out more about the range of dental services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’re always happy to speak with you! Our practice is very proud to provide a comprehensive range of dental services that run the gamut from general to cosmetic dentistry to ensure our patients have access to all the dental services they need to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful!