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If you want a top-notch smile, then you need a top-notch toothbrush. It’s very important to take care of your smile-cleaning tool every chance you get. In order to keep your toothbrush in pristine condition, our A Plus Smiles team recommends doing the following things:

-Rinse your toothbrush: It’s best to rinse your toothbrush with tap water after you’ve thoroughly brushed your teeth. Rinsing your toothbrush will wash away the bacteria, saliva, and toothpaste that are lingering on your toothbrush bristles.

-Let your toothbrush dry: Once you are done rinsing your toothbrush, make sure you store it in an upright position to let it air dry. This is important because moist environments are breeding grounds for bacteria, and if you have a dry toothbrush, your chances of having an infected brush decrease.

-Take care of your toothbrush while traveling: When you are traveling, put your toothbrush in a plastic container. The container will help prevent squishing and flattening of the bristles. However, please do not place the toothbrush in the container immediately after you’ve used it. If you place it in the container while it’s still wet, bacteria can grow and infect your toothbrush.

For more information and details about toothbrush care in Edinburg, Texas, please call our office at 956-627-3446. Your dentist, Dr. Ernesto Prida, and our friendly dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the tips you need to have the best oral health possible!