Top Toothbrush Tips for a Sparkling Smile

This post sponsored by Plush Dentistry

“Don’t forget to brush your teeth!” is a phrase that echoes nightly throughout every household.

For many of us, brushing our teeth was one of the first responsibilities we were tasked with growing up. It’s a hygiene habit we pass on to our little ones, and a reminder we hear at the dentist each time we visit. While we know that it’s important to brush (and floss!) twice a day, there are still many important facts about our toothbrushes that aren’t common knowledge.

Maintain a smile that’s healthy and sparkling white with regular trips to the dentist and healthy toothbrush habits at home. The team at PLUSH Dentistry wants to help you maintain beautiful teeth year-round, at home and in the dentist’s chair, with some industry-approved toothbrush tips that will ensure you’re getting the most out of your twice-daily cleanings.

Where and How Should I Store My Toothbrush?

Many people don’t give much thought to where they keep their toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste. These items are commonly kept in the bathroom, but it doesn’t make much difference if they’re in a cup, an airtight case or the medicine cabinet, right? Actually, the way you store these products, most notably your toothbrush, can make a difference when it comes to your oral health.

Toothbrushes are prone to bacteria buildup. A good amount of the bacteria on your toothbrush is actually healthy and beneficial, but improper storage can lead to an accumulation of potentially harmful bacteria too.

Before you put away your toothbrush for the day, consider these tips:

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Although the majority of us use a toothbrush every day, many people aren’t sure how often these tools need to be replaced. Most of us wait until the bristles look worn-down, or we get a new brush from our dentist. While it’s not likely that we’re all going to note the day we buy a new toothbrush on the calendar, there are some general guidelines to follow when it comes to replacing them.

What’s the Best Type of Toothbrush?

While it seems simple enough, shopping for a toothbrush can be overwhelming at times. If you’re looking to boost your hygiene routine, you might consider making the switch to an electric toothbrush in place of your manual one.

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Are electric toothbrushes most effective than manual ones? If so, what type of electric brush should you buy? Every mouth is different. An electric brush may work great for your partner, but leave your sensitive gums feeling sore and inflamed.

We recommend consulting with a dentist to determine which toothbrush will work best for you, but there are a few things to consider about each general type of brush.

Now that you’re armed with an effective toothbrush, reinforce your efforts with professional oral care at PLUSH Dentistry. From teeth whitening to advanced X-rays, PLUSH delivers exceptional treatments and luxury care for patients across Frisco. Schedule your next visit at PLUSH Dentistry today to take your smile to the next level.