1. Never share toothbrushes. Toothbrushes used by someone else may harbor bacteria or bodily fluids.
2. Replace your tooth brushes every few months. If you have healthy gums and see your dentist every six months for a regular cleaning and exam and are then given a toothbrush, it's a good idea to replace your toothbrush once between appointments. Be sure to buy a toothbrush labeled as soft.
3. Rinse your toothbrush carefully each time you use it--make sure that any food particles or toothpaste are completely removed. And then be sure to store the toothbrush in an upright position where it can dry completely.
At Creedmoor Family Dentistry, we care about your oral health. Happy brushing!
More information can be found at https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/toothbrushes