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If you wish to improve your oral health, consider upgrading the techniques you are using with your toothbrush. Not only should you be focused on how you’re brushing your teeth, but also, it is important to remember how to care for your toothbrush. If your toothbrush is left in an improper condition or not stored correctly, it will not be able to function as intended.

In order to ensure your toothbrush can continue to clean your mouth effectively, it must be stored safely and free of contamination. Always make sure your toothbrush is aired out, so it will not gather moisture or any form of contamination. In addition, always store it in an area that can stand upright and not touch other toothbrushes or other objects.

Never share your toothbrush with anyone else and never let anyone else use your toothbrushes. Always make sure your toothbrush has soft bristles and contours to the exact fit of your mouth, so it can reach all areas. If you struggle with traditional toothbrushes, consider switching to an electric toothbrush. Try to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or earlier as necessary.

With our expert care and the skilled know-how of our team at Gary H. Morikawa, DDS Inc, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Dr. Gary H Morikawa and our team can be reached by calling us at 808-949-8866 to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dentist office in Honolulu, Hawaii.