If you think you’ve got your dental hygiene all hammered out but there’s a little part of you that asks, should you perhaps have greater toothbrush knowledge, the answer is probably yes! We encourage you to remember that most of what you need to consider is whether you’re brushing and flossing every day if you want a healthy mouth. However, there are some details to think through along the way to make sure your brushing is as effective as it can be. So, take a moment for a quick check in with your Corona dentist and you’ll be sure you’re on track when the bristles contact your teeth!

Check In On The Age Of Your Brush

Your toothbrush shouldn’t be old. At all. What’s old, you wonder? Well, if you’ve been using the same brush for around three or four months, you’re just reaching the limit. If it’s older than that, you’re going to need to start over. If it’s much older than that, you now know why even with exceptional brushing habits, you may still not feel like your smile is getting quite as clean as it used to become from a brushing session, explains your Corona dentist. Remember, it’s always nice to have an extra on hand, so you can start fresh the moment you realize it’s time!

If You Drop It, Start Fresh

If you drop your toothbrush and it’s in a place that isn’t very clean, such as the floor or into the toilet, we usually say you should just start over. Of course, you could try to go through the process of sterilizing the brush, etc. However, the easiest and more surefire way to ensure you’re not putting your oral health or overall health in danger is simply to unwrap a new one, explains your Corona dentist and team!

Decide If It’s A Smart Fit

Ask yourself as you’re making your way through your next brushing session or two if you’re using the best brush for you. Decide if the handle is easy for you to hold the whole time. Ask yourself how the rest of the brush fits into your mouth: Is it comfortable, easy to get around all of your teeth, and brush thoroughly? If so, then you’re probably on track. If not, select a different type of shape, length, etc. the next time you shop for your toothbrush, suggests your Corona dentist.

Talk With Your Corona Dentist If You Have Hygiene Questions

Remember that questions about dental hygiene aren’t uncommon. Even if you’ve asked it before, feel free to bring it up with your dentist during your next visit. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.