1. Use a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles
2. Clean your teeth, gums and tongue every morning and night
3. You should have your own toothbrush: don’t use anybody else’s
4. Store toothbrushes in a clean, dry, airy place so that they can dry out between uses
5. Store toothbrushes seperatley so they do not touch other toothbrushes
6. After brushing, the toothbrush should be rinsed thoroughly under running water to remove toothpaste, bits of food and plaque. Then shake off the water from the toothbrush to help with drying.
7. Replace toothbrushes regularly and when they become ‘shaggy’ or clogged with toothpaste.
8. Also replace toothbrushes after illness such as colds and flu or after mouth infections.
9. As an alternative to the traditional plastic toothbrush, why not try the latest environmentally friendly toothbrushes that are now on the market. With no more plastic, these new-age toothbrushes were developed and designed by Dr Taylor and are made from Bamboo. Why not change to a sustainable and biodegradable toothbrush today!
(Most of the above information was sourced from Smile Magazine, Issue #4, 2009 )