Patient Guide

It is your number one weapon against tooth decay and oral health issues. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your brush at its best:

- flushing your brush out with hot water and rubbing it gently with a finger, before and after cleanings. The high temperature and “shake-up” given to the bristles will eliminate any germs that may be sticking on.
- Storage of the brush also plays a crucial role in ensuring bacteria does not develop. Make sure your toothbrush holder is well ventilated, upright and not in contact with any other objects.
- Replacement of a toothbrush is also a necessary step to take in order to maintain great oral health. At the minimum, you should be getting a new toothbrush about every 3 to 4 months.
- Make sure not to borrow a friend’s brush
- give your own brush a little extra “deep” cleaning when you are sick to prevent it from turning against you.