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If you are one who wants to keep your toothbrush clean from the many germs and bacteria that surround it, then our Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC team has some tips for you!

If you do the following things, your toothbrush will remain in tip-top condition and it will be as clean as possible:

-Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after you brush your teeth.

-Rinse your toothbrush with warm water after brushing. You should also store it upright so it can air dry.

-Keep your toothbrush bristles out in the open until they are completely dry. Don’t cover them with the toothbrush cover if they are wet because a moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria.

-Always use a completely dry toothbrush.

-Don’t share a toothbrush with anyone—even your family members. It’s also best to store your brush in an area where it won’t touch other toothbrush bristles.

-Replace your toothbrush after three to four months of use and after you have been sick.

-If you or a family member is sick, that person should use a separate tube of toothpaste so they don’t spread germs.

To learn more about how to keep your toothbrush in pristine condition, please remember that you can always call 860-623-2601 at your earliest convenience and talk to your dentist, Dr. Chris Kim, or a member of our dental team. We have all of the tips and information you need to succeed, and we look forward to sharing them with you!