Caring for your teeth by brushing and flossing daily is very important for your oral health. Did you know that caring for your toothbrush helps you to better care for your smile? Our dentist and team in Burbank, California, are happy to give you some toothbrush tips.

To keep your toothbrush and your mouth in good shape, make sure to let your toothbrush dry out between uses. If not cared for properly, toothbrushes can be the breeding ground for fungus and bacteria. After you brush your teeth, rinse your toothbrush well. Store your toothbrush upright so that it can air out. Make sure that your toothbrush doesn’t touch any other toothbrushes. This can help prevent cold and flu viruses from being spread.

Unfortunately, toothbrushes don’t last forever. Replace your toothbrush every three months. After this amount of time, wear and tear makes a toothbrush much less effective at removing plaque. In addition, Dr. Payam Bostani recommends that you replace your toothbrush after you’ve had a cold, a mouth infection, a sore throat, or the flu.

Use a plastic toothbrush case to protect the bristles of your toothbrush from being flattened when traveling. Make sure that you let your toothbrush dry in the open air, not in the closed toothbrush case, to reduce the growth of bacteria and fungus.

We welcome you to contact Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental at 818-975-3073 today to learn more about toothbrush care and to set up a visit with our dentist.