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Are you familiar with various toothbrush tactics to improve the care you provide for your oral health and your toothbrush? If your toothbrush is not well taken care of, contamination can occur, or it could fail to properly clean your mouth out as needed. A failure to brush your teeth properly can increase your risk of plaque buildup and eventual tooth decay and tooth loss.

A standard toothbrush often needs to be replaced at least every 3 to 4 months. For younger individuals, they may need to be replaced even sooner. Furthermore, if your toothbrush is ever contaminated, it needs to be replaced so that it can continue to clean your mouth out properly for the future. Make sure to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles, so you do not cause further dental abrasion to your teeth. In addition, avoid brushing your teeth after meals and make sure that you use products that can accomplish this task without causing dental abrasion. If you are getting older and notice that your brush is more difficult to use, try switching to easier to operate tools such as electric toothbrushes.

Don’t postpone a visit to Dr. Macon Sapp, Dr. Baxter Sapp and our team at H.T. Macon Sapp, DDS to check if you are suffering from issues with your toothbrush care. If you are in need of a dentist in Durham, North Carolina, please call 919-489-9171 today!