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Did you know that the condition of your toothbrush can affect the condition of your teeth? Well, it’s true! If you think about it, if your toothbrush is carrying bacteria, then your teeth will too. Dr. Amber N. Wright and our team here at Smile Wright Dental in Springfield, Ohio, cares for your oral health, which is why we are excited to give you information about your toothbrush and how to care for it properly.

As a tip, the American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every four to six months or if the bristles become too frayed. Switching out your toothbrush is significant because it will help keep your teeth in the best shape possible. It is also important to remember, if you suffer an illness it is also a good idea to switch out your toothbrush after you are recovered, so you do not carry the germs and bacteria from the illness back into your smile.

When it comes to keeping your toothbrush, remember to keep it in a clean, dry place. If you let it dry properly, you can keep bacteria from nesting into the bristles. If your toothbrush is placed in an area that is exposed to other bacteria, that bacteria can seep into your toothbrush and spread in your smile. That is why it is important to remember to keep your toothbrush in a safe, clean place, so your teeth can be kept in tip-top shape!

If you need advice on your oral health or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 937-322-5437. Our dedicated team is happy to help make your smile healthy and happy!