Your Toothbrush: Are You On Track?

If we were to walk into your bathroom with you right now, would your toothbrush pass the test? “Which test?” you may be wondering to yourself. Well, there isn’t really an official one but there are certainly things you should (and should not) be doing to make sure this dental hygiene product is actually working in favor of your oral health. Are you a little unsure about this? Would you be happy to make changes if necessary? Let’s help you make sure your choices are good ones!

Is Your Brush Too Old?

How old is that toothbrush you just used this morning? Is it younger that four months? Nope? Not sure? Think it’s been in your medicine cabinet for about a year? Here’s the only thing you need to remember about age: A brush only offers its powerful, effective cleaning for up to four months. Once it has aged beyond that cutoff, it’s time for a brand new one.

Is It Too Frayed?

If the bristles of your toothbrush are frayed, there are a couple things we would like to suggest: First, you are probably brushing too hard, which means your dental hygiene might be leading to gum recession instead of good results. Ease up! Also, it’s time for a new brush. Frayed bristles don’t work well.

Are You Letting It Air Out?

Where is your toothbrush right now? Is it head-up in a cup? Or, is it in a bag in a dark drawer? It needs to breathe after use, so it can dry. Otherwise, it’s going to become a bit of a hotbed of bacterial activity, which isn’t something you want to put back in your mouth for your dental hygiene sessions.

What Are The Bristles Like?

Does it have soft bristles? Good. That is the only type of bristles that it should have!

Choose Products With Our Helpful Approval

If you’re not sure what to buy for your dental hygiene, we will be more than happy to offer some guidance and our stamp of approval. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.