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Your toothbrush is an important tool you need to take good care of your smile, which is why it’s best to keep your toothbrush in clean and pristine condition. So, to help you do so, your dentist, Dr. Rachel Meyer, and Dr. Rachel Meyer, DDS team encourage you to do 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 brush will wash away the saliva, bacteria, and toothpaste that linger on your toothbrush bristles.

-Let your toothbrush dry: When you are done rinsing your toothbrush, make sure you store it in an upright position to air dry. This is important because if you place your wet toothbrush in a closed area, the bacteria will breed and take over your toothbrush bristles. We also recommend keeping your toothbrush away from other toothbrushes. That way their bristles won’t touch and transfer germs.

-Take care of your toothbrush while traveling: When you travel, it’s best to keep your toothbrush in a plastic toothbrush container. The container will keep your toothbrush in shape and will keep objects from squishing and flattening your bristles. However, please remember to let your toothbrush air dry before you place it back in the container.

If you would like to learn more about toothbrush care in Los Alamos, New Mexico, please call our office at 505-662-3163 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are more than happy to give you the tips and information you need to succeed!