Developing an excellent oral hygiene routine can provide great benefits for your oral health. It is also important to make sure that you are using the correct tools at home. The tooth brush is one of the most common oral hygiene tools and it is important that you keep it in pristine shape so you can reap all the benefits. At Alexander Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Donald Alexander and Dr. Michael Greenburg encourage each of their patients to re-evaluate their oral hygiene routine and the tools they use to ensure they are in good quality.Our Jacksonville, FL dental office is committed to providing comprehensive, state of the art dental care, as well as educating our patients on how to achieve excellent oral health.
Toothbrush Care Tips
Make sure you keep your tooth brush clean. After you finish brushing your teeth, make sure you run your toothbrush under water to get rid of any left over food particles and debris.
Keep your toothbrush away from the toilet. When you flush your toilet, it is possible for those germs to become airborne and land on or near your toothbrush. To ensure your toothbrush isn’t on the receiving end of toilet germs, it is best to keep it away from the toilet or keep the bristles covered.
Keep your toothbrush dry. Store your toothbrush in an upright position to help keep your toothbrush dry. If there is moisture on your toothbrush, it can be a home for harmful bacteria.
Replace your tooth brush regularly. Some dentist recommends switching your old toothbrush for a new one every few months. Over time, the bristle on your tooth brush can begin to fray, which makes it a less effective cleaning tool.
Schedule a Preventive Care Visit
Following an at home oral hygiene routine can help benefit your teeth in many ways. It is also important to visits our Jacksonville dental office at least twice a year for routine preventive care visits. We will provide a professional dental cleaning at each visit to get rid of germs and bacteria that normal brushing and flossing can not reach. General dentists Dr. Alexander or Dr. Greenburg will check your mouth, teeth, and gums for any complex dental issues. If a complex dental issue is discovered, they will offer comprehensive, conservative dental treatment to help solve your dental issues.If you need to schedule a preventive care visit, you can schedule an appointment online or call 904.372.8157