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As it is important to brush your teeth twice a day, every day, it should be equally important to ensure the same amount of care and attention is given to the tools you will be using. No matter how often you may clean your teeth, if your toothbrush is not up to the task, your effort will go wasted. Improve your toothbrush techniques and treatment methods with these simple tips:

-Never share your toothbrush with anyone else.
-Avoid cross-contamination by storing your toothbrush away from other toothbrushes.
-Store your toothbrush upright in a well-ventilated area. If you must store your toothbrush in a closed container for traveling, do so for only shorts bouts at a time.
-Use toothbrushes and toothpaste that are dentist-recommended or have the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The seal is given out by the American Dental Association and guarantees the products meet the top safety and effectiveness guidelines.
-If you tire easily or struggle to use a traditional toothbrush, switch to an electric toothbrush.
-Replace dirty or old toothbrushes every 3-4 months.

Our team at Paxdental specializes in a variety of dentistry procedures to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Hawkins, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Lexington Park, MD. We can be reached at 301-863-8822. We are here to help you get the healthy smile of your dreams!