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If you’re not already doing so, set forth effective toothbrush care plans to keep your toothbrush working effectively for you. By ensuring that you properly care for your toothbrush, you can drastically lower your risk for any oral health problems and issues that can arise due to a failure to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine.

When selecting a toothbrush, look for products that have soft bristles, so they do not lead to dental abrasion. Furthermore, never share your toothbrush with anyone else or store it in an area where contamination can occur. If it should ever be contaminated or begin to wear down, it may need to be replaced immediately. Typically, standard toothbrushes only last between three to four months. If you’re struggling with traditional toothbrushes, consider using modern, cutting-edge technologies including electric toothbrushes for your oral hygiene care.

However, your brush may not be able to reach all areas in your mouth, including between your teeth, so you may need to use a dental floss or similar interdental cleaner to accomplish this task. Also, remember to visit our dentist every six months for professional cleanings to wash away plaque and debris that you may have missed.

Dr. Carrie Sessom and our team at will make sure that you receive the professional cleanings and optimum care your smile requires. If you would like to come stop by our dental office in Jenks, Oklahoma, please book an appointment with Riverwalk Dental Spa at 918-770-0027.