Dr. Umang Patel was recently featured in a Bustle.com article, “Here’s How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush,” by Carolyn Steber.
The article details the importance of proper toothbrush hygiene, which can prevent the growth of bacteria and mold, and how to make your toothbrush last longer.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Dr. Umang Patel, a dentist based in Chicago, Illinois, recommends thoroughly rinsing the bristles and, if you have an electric toothbrush, detaching the wand and cleaning it thoroughly after each use.
“Saliva and toothpaste can get stuck underneath where the brush connects with the wand and can be a cesspool of germs and bacteria, which can lead to getting sick,” he tells Bustle.
Check out the full article for more advice from Dr. Patel.