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As imperative as it is to brush your teeth two times a day, it is just as significant to give suitable time, care, and courtesy 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 may be wasted. Improve your toothbrush techniques with these straightforward tips:

Give it Space: Never share your toothbrush with anyone else – even your spouse or child. Also, avoid cross-contamination by stowing your toothbrush away from other toothbrushes. This prevents the spread of bacteria from mouth to mouth and toothbrush to toothbrush.

ADA Seal: Use toothbrushes and toothpaste that Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz recommends or that 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. You can find this seal on toothbrushes, floss, and other interdental cleaners.

Go Electric: Electric toothbrushes can be very effective at keeping your teeth clean and can even be more fun!

Rotate: Get a new toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. Replace before that if your brush looks frayed or worn.

Dental Exams: Need help you brushing up on your brushing techniques? Just schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Studio City, California. Call us at 818-641-5577. We are here to help you get and maintain the smile of your dreams!