Take care of your toothbrush

Take care of your toothbrush

To keep you and your toothbrush healthy, ensure it dries out between uses. Our toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs, fungus and bacteria, which after a while can build up to significant levels. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush  thoroughly under running water, give it a good shake out and let it stand in an upright position so it can dry out. You can even prevent spreading cold and flu viruses by not allowing your toothbrushes to touch each other when they are stored. 

Our Liverpool Dentist recommends you should change your toothbrush every three months as they become much less effective at removing plaque from teeth and gums compared to new ones. The bristles break down and lose their effectiveness in getting to all those tricky corners around your teeth.
 
Our Liverpool Dentist also recommends you change toothbrushes after you've had a cold, the flu, a mouth infection or a sore throat to avoid re-infection from bacteria hiding in your toothbrush.
 
Sheil Road Dental practice is the Liverpool Dentist of choice.
 

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