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As you probably know, brushing your teeth is an extremely important part of your oral hygiene routine. You may have also heard that brushing your teeth can actually help you protect the health of your entire body. If you don’t brush well, you may experience a number of issues–but did you know that if you don’t care for your toothbrush well you could be putting your oral health in danger?

For instance, if you’re interested in keeping your toothbrush as clean as possible you should let it air dry after every use. You should store your brush upright and leave it in an open area–not in a drawer. You should also make sure your brush doesn’t come in contact with anyone else’s.

You should also remember to get a new toothbrush, or a new head if you use an electric brush, about once every three months. However, you may need to replace your brush sooner if your bristles have frayed. You should also replace your brush after you deal with an illness. You see, your brush won’t kill bad bacteria, meaning bad bacteria can stay on your brush after you’ve been sick and be harbored in frayed bristles.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of keeping your toothbrush clean are? Do you have more questions about replacing your toothbrush? Are you hoping to learn more about the type of replacement brush you should get? To set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Eli J. Lawrence, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 312-236-9895. Our entire team at Eli Lawrence, DDS looks forward to hearing from you soon.