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Do you want to improve your tooth brushing skills? Here’s an unexpected but easy piece of advice: if you want to care for your teeth better, you’ll want to take loving care of your teeth cleaning tools.

Have you been using your toothbrush for more than 3 or 4 months? Has it fallen into disrepair? Get a new toothbrush. You may even want to get two or more so that three or four months from now you can just grab the new toothbrush without having to worry.

Before selecting a toothbrush, you’ll want to speak with Dr. Aaron Wilkins to find out which type works best. Look for toothbrushes that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance or select a brush that your dentist has recommended. You’ll want to buy a toothbrush that fits well in your mouth. Avoid brushes with hard bristles as they can wear away your tooth enamel.

Has it been contaminated? Get a new toothbrush. Avoid future cross-contamination and a bacterial-promoting environment by storing your toothbrush unaccompanied and standing upright. Invest in a toothbrush stand or place it in a cup. Avoid contact with other toothbrushes as the bacteria can easily pass from one brush to another.

Don’t wait until it’s too late for a professional tooth cleaning. You can also book a cleaning with Dr. Aaron Wilkins at our dentist office in Greenwood, Indiana, by calling us at 317.535.3940. Our team at Stones Crossing Dentistry looks forward to bringing your smile back to its fullest.