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Baby Dental, Taking care of your Toothbrush

Friday, Nov. 15th 2013 9:52 AM

One of the cheapest way to maintain your dental health is by brushing your teeth at least twice a day.  Therefore it goes with out saying that your toothbrush is a vital tool for the proper care of your teeth.  However, do you know the best way to take care of your toothbrush?  Here are some helpful tips.

1) Do not Share your toothbrush. By sharing your toothbrush you are also sharing bodily fluids and bacteria, increasing your risk of infection.

2) Storing:  Make sure that where you are keeping your toothbrush it does not touch other toothbrushes. This will help to avoid bacteria and germs getting to your brush.

3) Keep your toothbrush in a dry well ventilated spot so that it give it time to dry in between uses.  Toothbrushes that are kept in a moist space can encourage the growth of germs.

4) Keep your tooth brush clean. You should rinse your toothbrush under warm water to eliminate excess toothpaste and other residue. When you are finished shake out the brush to accelerate drying.

5) Do not fall in love with your toothbrush.  It is important to swap your old toothbrush for a new one at least every three to four months.  Also if you been sick with a cold or flu you should also change out your toothbrush for a germ free new one.

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