Regular check-ups at the dentist are important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums but the best weapon against tooth decay and gum disease is the humble toothbrush. There are simple measures that can be taken to prolong the life of the brush and keep it working effectively:
– Store the brush in a dry open area
– Rinse the brush thoroughly after use
– Never share a toothbrush to avoid spreading bacteria
Also, a 15-minute soak in mouthwash will help to deep-clean the brush and bristles.
Your toothbrush is “exposed to bacteria day in and day out” and should be replaced every four months. More tips on looking after your toothbrush can be read at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-your-toothbrush/.