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Do you want a top-notch oral health? Do you want a beautiful smile? If you said “yes” to one or both of these questions, then you need to take care of your toothbrush on a daily basis. However, our Vela Dental Centers Southside team understands that that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to care for your smile-cleaning tool. So, to help you, we recommend doing the following things:

-Rinse your toothbrush:  To keep your toothbrush clean after each use, it’s best to rinse your brush with tap water after you are done brushing. Rinsing your brush will help wash away the bacteria, saliva, and toothpaste that reside on your bristles.

-Let your toothbrush dry: After you are done rinsing your toothbrush, store the brush in an upright position and let it air dry. This is vital because moist environments are breeding grounds for bacteria, so the drier your toothbrush is, the cleaner it will be. Also, please do not store the brush where it is touching other toothbrush bristles. If it touches other bristles, germs can be easily spread.

-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.

Your dentist, Dr. Ben Vela & Allan Ng, cares about you and your smile, which is why they recommends doing these things. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about toothbrush care in Corpus Christi, Texas, please call our office at 361.994.4900 today. We are more than happy to help you!