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Taking Care of Your Toothbrush Fort Mill, SC
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Your toothbrush is supposed to be a tool for cleaning and caring for your teeth. However, if you cannot remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush or brush head, it could be doing the exact opposite.

Toothbrushes are designed to clean the surfaces of the teeth in order to remove food particles and plaque that gather, and they do a rather good job when they are in proper condition. However, your toothbrush becomes contaminated with bacteria every time they are placed inside the mouth. In order to prevent your toothbrush from doing more harm than good, proper steps need to be put into place each time it is used.

  • Wash it after each use. Rinsing your toothbrush under vigorously running water after you have used it will help to remove any debris that have been taken from your mouth.
  • Give your toothbrush a deep clean every couple of weeks. Running it through the dishwasher or soaking it an antibacterial mouthwash can help to kill any bacteria that remain on or in between the bristles after it has been rinsed.
  • Store it properly. It is important not to miss this step! Store your toothbrush in an upright position – such as in a toothbrush rack or in a cup – where it can dry out. Do not lay it flat and/or store it inside a cabinet or drawer. Allowing it as much air as possible will help it to dry out in the fastest amount of time and kill lingering bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush at least twice a year. There is a reason behind why your dentist gives you a new toothbrush after each dental visit. It is to ensure that you have a proper, clean toothbrush to use. It is also essential that your toothbrush be replaced following the flu or strep throat, as these germs are not easily killed and can cause reinfection.
  • Do not share your toothbrush. Toothbrush sharing transfers germs, saliva, and bacteria from person to person. This is not only considered unsanitary, but it can also cause tooth decay because of the introduction of alien bacteria in the mouth.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to help you achieve the greatest oral health possible. By educating patients on simple ways to maintain oral health, and by giving you a new toothbrush after each visit, we offer comprehensive dental services that will serve for years to come. Please contact our dental office to schedule your next visit. We will have a new toothbrush ready for you!

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466