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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank your tooth brushing skills? As a habit that you should be performing at least twice daily, would you say that you are doing a terrific job brushing your teeth? If you said yes, did you consider how well you care for your toothbrush itself? Even though many people take extra care to brush their teeth effectively, they fail to take into consideration the quality and care of their cleaning utensils.

A simple, yet often overlooked truth is that a heavily worn or contaminated toothbrush is useless. Make sure to always store your toothbrush upright in an aired-out space free of contamination. In addition, swap out and exchange standard toothbrushes every 3-4 months or earlier if necessary for new, unused brushes. Stick to a toothbrush that has soft bristles and can easily reach all areas of your mouth. If traditional brushing technique are problematic or difficult, consider switching to an electric toothbrush.

When selecting a toothpaste, look for a product that meets the American Dental Association’s guidelines by featuring the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This ensures the toothpaste is both safe and effective. Furthermore, consult with your dentist to discuss which toothbrushes and toothpaste will work best for you and your oral health needs

Our team at Dido Kim focuses on a variety of oral health care treatments to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Dido Kim, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in North Bergen, New Jersey. We can be reached at 201-854-5500. We look forward to seeing you smile!