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You put your toothbrush inside your mouth at least twice a day, right? You expect it to clean your teeth in order to promote optimal oral health because brushing your teeth is essential. However, how much thought do you actually give to your toothbrush? If you cannot remember the last time you cleaned or replaced your toothbrush, it is time to start paying attention. Your toothbrush can only clean your teeth if it is a clean tool itself.

Below are tips for caring for your toothbrush so that it cares for you:

  • Rinse your toothbrush well after every use. While you brush your teeth, your toothbrush is loosening and removing bacteria-laden plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth. Some of this debris inevitably becomes trapped in the bristles of your toothbrush. Rinsing your toothbrush well after each use under fast, running water will help to wash away most of what is trapped on your toothbrush so that you do not put it back inside your mouth with the next use.
  • Keep your toothbrush upright and uncovered. All bacteria thrive in moist environments, and oral bacteria is no exception. After rinsing your toothbrush, store it in an upright position and keep it uncovered so that it dries out as quickly as possible. If you must cover your toothbrush for travel, wait until it is completely dry before packing.
  • Keep your toothbrush away from the toilet. In bathrooms without a door to separate the toilet from the rest of the room, it is essential that you pay attention to where you store your toothbrush. With every flush of a toilet there is overspray that enters the air. This overspray contains urine and fecal matter, and it will land on anything that is in its path. Make sure it’s not your toothbrush!
  • Do not share your toothbrush. Remember, your toothbrush removes bacteria, plaque, and debris from your mouth – and it does the same for everyone else. If you share your toothbrush with another person, you are simply putting their bacteria, plaque, and food particles into your own mouth. Gross.
  • Replace your toothbrush often. There is good reason why you receive a new toothbrush at every dental visit. Your dentist understands how important it is to use a clean tool to clean your mouth. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3-6 months.
  • Replace your toothbrush after illness. Germs can linger for a week or longer on any surface. If you have had a cold, the flu, strep, a stomach bug, or any other illness, it is important that you replace your toothbrush in order to avoid re-infecting yourself.

At Prime Dental Care, we want you to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Call today to schedule an appointment. We will have a new toothbrush waiting for you when you get here!

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417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

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Julia Y.

Very nice, cozy office. Dr. Oh was very professional, smart, and trustworthy. My hygienist Dahee was also professional, polite, and informative. I felt comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. My teeth also felt so clean after! After not having been to the dentist in >3 yrs, I was worried about the state of my teeth, but they did not make me feel embarrassed at all. Receptionists are super polite as well. Highly recommend this high-quality care!

Christian B.

By far the best Dental practice I have ever visited. Dr. Ma and her team are very professional and friendly. They always clearly explain what they are doing so I feel comfortable when I am there. You can also watch Netflix while you are having your procedure performed. A root canal is never fun, but not so bad when watching Stranger Things or Sherlock. I would highly recommend the entire team at Prime Dental Care.

M L.

There are good dentist and there are great dentist...Dr.Ma is one of those great doctors that you hope you find and once you do, you know you'll never leave them. I've never been to a dentist that does it all....and does it so well. Everyone in the office is caring and professional...the hygienist are amazing and so careful not to cause any pain or discomfort.... for those of us who hate going to the dentist there are shows you can watch while they work on your teeth...a welcome distraction to the not so brave ( like me)! I really can't say enough good things about this amazing dentist and office...I am so lucky to have found them. Best.Dentist.Ever.

Hannah L.

Very professional and friendly environment with staff that are knowledgeable, personable and easy to discuss dental care with. There is a lot of comfort in the office with massage chairs and Netflix to watch while you're having your teeth cleaned. Always a great and easy experience!

Penny H.

I am from Europe, used to be terrified of the dentist. I still dont like going, but I am not terrified anymore. This staff is fantastic and goes out of their way to make me comfortable and always do everything to set my mind at ease

Kylie F.

Dr. Ma is my favorite dentist, and our whole family like her and her state of the art facility very much. She provides exceptional service and high quality care in a pleasing, relaxing environment. She is very thorough, takes the time needed to provide the best dental care, and it shows that she cares about her patients. She is a very experienced dentist and she educates us on all available treatment options and teach us the benefits of good oral hygiene to prevent future problems. She is also very easy to make appointment and flexible on the schedule. I highly recommend her to all my friends in need.

Davida B.

I highly recommend Prime Dental. The dentist, hygienist,and receptionists are very knowledgeable and professional. I always look forward to going to Prime Dental. Katie, is very compassionate, funny, and nice. Top notch service.

K L.

Great experience! Dr. Ma and her staff are wonderful and very professional. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for dental care.

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