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What are the best tooth brushing tactics? If you are looking to enhance your tooth brushing skills, one easy method is to improve the care you give to your toothbrush. If your toothbrush is past its expiration date or has fallen into disrepair, it will not be able to do the tasks required of it. In addition, if your toothbrush becomes contaminated it could possibly harm your teeth and gums more than it could help.

Cross-contamination with toothbrushes is common when two or more individuals live together because toothbrushes often get stored together, which is an easy way for bacteria to be shifted from one toothbrush to another. To avoid these issues, always store your toothbrushes unaccompanied and standing upright.

Be sure to avoid storing toothbrushes in enclosed areas or spaces with little to no ventilation, as these areas can become cesspools for microorganisms and easily contaminate your brush. Remember that your brush goes in your mouth, so for hygienic reasons, do everything you can to keep it clean.

Before choosing a toothbrush, speak with your dentist to find out which type would work best for you, and look for toothbrushes that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance or choose a brush that your dentist has recommended.

Always try to find a toothbrush that fits well in your mouth and avoid brushes with hard bristles, as they can damage your smile.

Don’t wait until it’s too late for a professional tooth cleaning. You can also book a cleaning with Dr. Gilbert Omido at our dentist office in Wichita, Kansas, by calling us at 316-683-0440. Our team at Gilbert Omido DDS, P.A. looks forward to bringing your smile back to its fullest.