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As you may already know, brushing and flossing your pearly whites are extremely important steps if you want to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Still, did you know that caring for your toothbrush is another thing you’ll need to do if you want to protect your oral health?

First, it’s extremely important that you pick the right brush. We generally recommend choosing a toothbrush with a top that fits in your mouth comfortably. It’s also important that you choose a toothbrush that has soft bristles. You see, if you brush too hard, or use a brush made with hard bristles, you might injure your teeth or your gums. Also, please understand that regardless of the brush you use, cleaning your gum line and between your teeth with floss is very important. If you try to clean this area with your brush, you could hurt your teeth.

Naturally, there are a few other steps you should take once you have selected the right toothbrush. For instance, would you be interested in learning that you need to replace your brush every few months to keep your teeth as healthy as possible? Unfortunately, your toothbrush can harbor harmful bacteria, which might lead to several different diseases. You should also store your brush in an upright position in an open area where it can dry out completely. Lastly, please remember to rinse your brush out with running water after you use it.

If you would like to hear more about the care you can receive from us, or have more questions about how to care for your toothbrush in Hayward, California, please feel free to give Jupina Dental a call at 510.783.1414. Our dentist, Dr. Joan M. Jupina, and our dental team are eager to receive your call soon.