Because proper oral hygiene is such an important aspect of your overall health, it would make sense that your toothbrush also plays an important role. Brushing twice a day with the wrong toothbrush, or one that is overdue for replacement, is not doing you any favours. Here are some toothbrush mistakes that you are probably making.
Using the wrong toothbrush – If the toothbrush you have chosen is too big, too small, too hard, or too soft, then you are not getting the proper oral hygiene. Especially if the brush you picked is too big, then you can’t get to the hard to reach areas and are probably leaving behind bits of food that turn into plaque and rot your teeth.
Not replacing it often enough – Most people do not replace their toothbrush often enough. Your toothbrush should be replaced at least every 3 months. Toothbrushes harbor the nasty germs that our mouths have and the bristles also get worn and won’t clean as well. Buying a new toothbrush every few months will save you money in the long run because you won’t be spending loads of money at the dentist fixing your teeth.
Not letting it dry – Another gross mistake that people make is not letting their toothbrush air dry. You may think that you are doing the right thing by keeping it in the medicine cabinet away from other bathroom germs, but it is important for it to dry out so that it doesn’t grow more bacteria and mold.