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When ranking your oral health care, it’s always important to think about how your toothbrushing techniques can affect the overall health of your teeth and gums. Furthermore, your toothbrush plays a key role in keeping your tongue clean, so make sure that the products you are using are doing their jobs as intended. If you do not care for your brush, it will not be able to adequately care for you.

The first step in maintaining adequate toothbrush care is to make sure that you always store it in a safe container. Ideally, the container should be aired out and not enclosed, as it can cause further contamination. Along the same lines of contamination, make sure your toothbrush does not come into contact with any surfaces or other toothbrushes. It is also essential to ensure that no one uses your toothbrush.

Even with the proper toothbrush care, it can still wear out rather easily. Replace your toothbrush every few months or sooner as needed. If your toothbrush is showing any signs of damage or has become contaminated, it will need to be replaced.

Alluring Smiles, LLC is here to help you with caring for your toothbrush and other tips for improving your oral hygiene care. For additional treatments from a dentist in Gaithersburg, Maryland, contact Dr. Maria Hayes and our team at our dental office. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 301-637-6155.