Today in our Anchorage cosmetic dental blog we will highlight some of the simple things you can do with your toothbrush to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.

One of the most important habits dental patients can form is to always allow their toothbrush to completely air dry between uses. The best way to let the toothbrush air dry is by placing it in a toothbrush holder on the counter with the bristles pointing up. This method of storage is much better than sticking it away in a drawer since it’s unlikely to dry there.

Also, when you travel away from the Anchorage Alaska area, make sure your toothbrush is dry before you seal it away in a travel container.

A good strategy for Anchorage residents to make sure their toothbrush has ample time to dry is to buy two toothbrushes at your local drugstore. Then alternate between the two so each has time to fully dry out between uses.

And dental patients should remember to replace their toothbrush (or toothbrushes) every 3-4 months, or after they’ve had a cold!

Hi. I’m Dr. Kirk Johnson, a general and cosmetic dentist in Anchorage, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. At Excellence In Dentistry we offer the following services:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
Invisalign invisible braces
teeth whitening

We are currently accepting new Anchorage patients and the caring staff here would be happy to answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, or other cosmetic dentistry procedures.