Spring Clean Your Brushing Routine

Closets and cabinets aren’t the only things that need a good tidying up come spring. Your tooth brushing routine probably does too.

Toothbrushes aren’t meant to hang around forever, and after awhile, the bristles will wear out begin to fray, which can be damaging to teeth and gums. 

They also become harbingers for germs, bacteria, and even chemical residue. If you clean your bathroom with harsh cleansers, or your toothbrush is sitting on the counter close to the toilet, it can become a collector of tiny particles that get released into the air when you use a spray bottle or flush. Yuck!

These quick tips can help clean up your tooth brushing routine, and ensure a germ-free smile that sparkles. 

  • Toss your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, and grab a new one from the pharmacy, grocery store, or your dentist’s office.
  • If you’ve been sick, get rid of the toothbrush you used to make sure you’re not spreading germs around.
  • Leave your toothbrush upright and uncovered when you’re finished using it so it can dry. Don’t keep your toothbrush covered, especially if it’s wet, as that makes it easier for germs and bacteria to grow.
  • Keep your toothbrush away from the toilet, and move it or cover it if you plan on cleaning with a spray bottle.

Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
200 S Oakridge Dr, #106
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087
(817) 857-6790