Given the enormous number of bacteria in your mouth, and the fact that most toothbrushes are kept in the bathroom, cleaning and storing toothbrushes appropriately goes a long way to fostering oral health.
- Let your brush Air dry, in an upright position. Eliminating moisture between uses means eliminating micro-organisms.
- Do a Bristle check--if they are frayed or bent, or if the brush is three months old, it's time to replace the brush. Come in to our office, we'll give you a new one.
- Thoroughly Clean the brush after each use, rinsing well, or soaking for a short time in an antibacterial mouth rinse.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309