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Caring for your toothbrush is just as important as using your toothbrush. If your toothbrush is ever subject to additional contaminants or germs, it will simply move them into your mouth. To lower your risk of oral hygiene failures associated with poor cleaning techniques, make sure that you are always caring for your toothbrush properly. To test your knowledge on toothbrush care, take the following quiz:

Question 1: Which of the following is a method for caring for your toothbrush?
A: Replace your toothbrush when it begins to wear down.
B: Never let anyone else use your toothbrush.
C: Store your toothbrush vertically and away from other toothbrushes.
D: all of the above

Question 2: Which of the following is a benefit of proper toothbrush storage?
A: better oral hygiene
B: the toothbrush will function more effectively
C: it can help regrow teeth
D: both A and B

Question 3: Which of the following risks can contaminate your toothbrush?
A: other people using your toothbrush
B: leaving your toothbrush on its side on a countertop
C: storing your toothbrush in a closed container where moisture can build up
D: all of the above

Question 4: How long should you use a single toothbrush until you replace it?
A: three to five months
B: 10 years
C: replace your brush if it’s contaminated or worn down
D: for the rest of your life
E: both A and C

Answer Key:
D, D, D, E

Dr. John Dobry and our team at Dobry Dental are here to help enhance your smile. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see us at our dental office in Clinton Township, Michigan, please call us at 586-286-0790 to speak with a member of our team.