You know that you can’t use the same toothbrush every day forever and ever. At some point, you have to say goodbye to it, toss it into the wastebasket, and start anew. You also know that your dental floss will run out someday … but when? Then there’s your toothpaste collection. You wonder if the one you found in the very back of your drawer is still okay to use even though you can barely remember even buying it! Our Austin, MN practice has the easy suggestions you need in order to keep your dental hygiene selection up to date and effective.
Your Toothbrush: Simple Details
You might think that starting over with a new toothbrush is all about how you’re feeling about your brush. However, it’s not about whether you just want a new one or you really feel ready to try a different model. Instead, we remind you that it’s all about the following:
- If you can’t stand your brush, then yes, rely on your preferences and go purchase a new one! You should always use something you like and that seems to work well for you.
- If your bristles look like they have seen much better days, then it’s time to start fresh.
- If your brush has been in use for four months, then this is the end! You should not use one brush for any longer than three or four months if you want to promote good dental hygiene.
Your Floss: Secret Advice
Here’s some easy dental hygiene advice when it comes to not running out of floss: First, keep a backup. That way, there’s never any worry. Or, look closely at your container. You can usually pop it open and then snap it shut again to check how much is left.
Your Toothpaste: Check The Date
This is really all about making sure that the toothpaste you’re using during dental hygiene has not expired. It’s not something you need to do much investigative work to figure out. You should simply check on the crimped end of the paste (or search elsewhere) for a stamped or imprinted “use by” date. This will tell you the last day that you can use the toothpaste before its effectiveness begins to decline. If you notice the date is approaching, head out to purchase something new! If you find old paste that is past due, toss it out!
Make Your Hygiene Experience Its Most Effective
Enjoy your most effective dental hygiene by taking some simple tips into consideration from our team. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.