Dentist Estero Bacterial Brush Prevention

Estero FL Dentist with Maintenance Tips

Your mouth is home to potentially hundreds of different types of bacteria. Some bad, some good- but it is not always easy for us to differentiate between them.


In order to keep some of that harmful bacteria tame, you should be brushing your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes per session. However, besides the brushing, other considerations need to be made as well.


That is why today your Estero FL dentist has some tips for maintaining and storing your brush to keep it as bacteria-free as can be!


First, make sure that before and after your cleaning you are completing this one easy step. Put the sink water on hot and place your brush head under it while combing through with a finger. This combination of flow, heat and force can make sure that any lingering particles on your bristles are eliminated before your next cleaning begins.


Following your brushing, storage of the brush actually involves a few steps in order to be successful.


Make sure that your brush is placed in a holder right-side up and has access to plenty of airflow. The head of the brush should not be coming into contact with any other surfaces or brushes either. Lastly, make sure that you wipe away any white residue that may build up at the bottom of the holder or on the side over time. This gunk can be full of bacteria that can spread back to the brush.


The final step to take into consideration is how long you have had your brush. Every 3-4 months you should be throwing your old one away and seeking a replacement. It is at this point that the brush will begin to experience degradation and become more susceptible to bacteria.


For more information on how to keep your brush shining brightly in the battle against bacteria, call the office of your Estero FL dentist today to schedule an appointment at (239) 992-0325.