When you’re looking for answers about toothbrushes and your dental hygiene, you will quickly discover if you rely on the Internet or your friends that the answers you received are quite mixed up. Can you trust the random websites you find? Why do your friends and family offer conflicting advice? When you’re ready for solid answers about oral health care at home, ask your Riverside dentist your questions (so you can be sure you’re getting the factual answers).

Questions and Answers

Question: What should I do with my toothbrush after I recover from an illness?

Answer: It’s always best to go ahead and throw the toothbrush out and begin again: With a new one, suggests your Riverside dentist. Brushes can collect germs and though you can generally keep them clean enough with rinsing, it’s best to start fresh for your most successful dental hygiene.

Question: Is it a bad idea to share my toothbrush? What if it’s just with my spouse?

Answer: It’s always a bad idea to share your brush even if it’s with someone you’re very close with, such as your spouse. Your Riverside dentist suggests keeping your own brush for your own use, so you avoid sharing unfriendly germs and bacteria unique to your own smile.

Question: How do I choose a toothbrush that will work best for my dental hygiene needs?

Answer: If you’re unsure about how to choose a brush, your Riverside dentist suggests speaking with us next time we see you. For now, remember that a toothbrush that has soft bristles, that fits in your hand and your mouth with ease, and that you like using is a good place to start.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.