Skip to main content
(770) 796-7081 Contact Us
How Clean Is Your Toothbrush? Marietta, GA

How Clean Is Your Toothbrush?

When it comes to keeping your mouth healthy, your toothbrush is your most powerful weapon. Without your toothbrush, it would be extremely difficult to remove plaque and bacteria and scrub away stubborn stains. However, in order for your toothbrush to keep your smile clean, it must be clean itself. How clean is your toothbrush?

If you are unsure of the condition of your toothbrush, ask yourself the following questions:

Where do you store your toothbrush?
When it comes to storage, there are three things that are important. First, you never want to keep your toothbrush inside a cabinet or any other dark, closed space. This is an environment that bacteria thrive. Second, you’ll want to make sure your toothbrush is stored at least six feet from your toilet. The disgusting truth is that there are airborne particles that can travel from your flush to your brush if the distance is too close. Lastly, always keep your toothbrush dry between brushing sessions. Storing it upright can help dry it out best. If your bristles stay wet or moist, bacteria and even mildew can form on your brush.
Are you the only one that uses your toothbrush?
This should be an obvious one. The bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease can be transferred from person to person, via eating utensils, pacifiers and your toothbrush. Sharing your toothbrush should never be done, not with a friend, spouse or child. Keep your germs to yourself!
How long has it been since you’ve replaced your toothbrush?
It is suggested that you replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or at every season of the year. A dead giveaway to a poor status toothbrush is frayed bristles. Also, if you’ve been sick, consider buying a new brush.
Do you rinse your toothbrush after using it?
While your teeth may be squeaky clean, your job isn’t done until you give your toothbrush a nice rinse after use. You may even use mouthwash to wash it off. Send those food particles and bacteria down the drain instead of leaving it on your bristles.

If your toothbrush care didn’t pass the test, consider stepping up your game for a fresher, healthier mouth. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we welcome your questions and concerns regarding toothbrushes, floss, toothpastes and other hygiene products. Your daily dental health regime is important to your long-term smile health!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

Schedule an Appointment

We’d love to have you as part of our practice family.
Please call us at (770) 796-7081.

Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

Our Office

Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

Gilreath Family Dentistry waiting room Marietta GA.