Common Mistakes When Storing Your Toothbrush

Properly storing your toothbrush can help to prevent dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Here are common mistakes people make when storing their toothbrushes.

Main points:

– Rinse after use. Always wash your toothbrush thoroughly after use to remove food residue and bacteria.

– Don’t store the toothbrush in the case. Lack of air circulation turns your toothbrush into a bacteria-suitable environment. Let it air-dry.

– Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or when the bristles get frayed.

Consult your dentist on the best toothbrush for your teeth to prevent plaque and infections.

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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