Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880

Schools and classrooms act as breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.  Taking the time to clean and replace your child’s toothbrush regularly can help reduce the spreading of germs that can cause illness. 

By following these simple toothbrush care tips from Colgate, you can help prevent your child from coming down with a sickness. Check out the tips below!
  • Do not let toothbrushes touch each other when stored. Use a standard toothbrush holder with individual slots.
  • Change your child’s toothbrush every three months even if the bristles aren’t completely worn out.  This will allow the brush to effectively remove plaque from the teeth.
  • Change your child’s toothbrush after they’ve had a cold or any other illness. Germs hidden in the bristles can cause reinfection.
  • When traveling, use a plastic toothbrush case to hold your child’s toothbrush. Just make sure to let it completely dry after use before restoring in the case.
For more information about how to keep your child’s toothbrush clean, click here or give us a call at (631) 486-6364 for our Commack location or (631) 320-0880 for our Medford location.  We would be more than happy to speak with you!