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You probably know that there are germs everywhere, but would you be surprised to learn that some people introduce more germs into their mouth than they need to? Sadly, it’s a fact: germs are often introduced into the mouth during brushing. Naturally, avoiding these extra germs can help you keep your smile healthy.

One thing you can do to fight off germs is care for your tooth brush properly. This means you should take a few minutes to rinse your toothbrush off each time you use to wash away germs, bacteria, and food particles. Also, you should store your toothbrush upright in an open area. This will give your brush adequate time to dry and prevent contact with more germs. Similarly, to avoid cross contamination, please don’t share your toothbrush with anyone else. Finally, it is important to replace your toothbrush every three or four months, regardless of how well you care for it.

On a similar note, do you know where the dirtiest part of your body is? Would you be surprised that it is almost always your hands, specifically under your fingernails? Clearly, this means that limiting contact with your fingers could keep your smile cleaner—though this can be a problem, especially when it comes to flossing. A simple way to care for this problem is to simply brush your hands before caring for your teeth.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. We look forward to hearing from you.