The team at Alaska Premier Dental Group in Anchorage and Wasilla can help keep your smile healthy. Today, we’d like to discuss the common household toothbrush. While cosmetic dentistry and a complete smile makeover seem to be all the rage these days, daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral health.
It has been said that each toothbrush can contain millions of bacteria. But don’t worry, those bacteria come from our mouths, which harbor equal amounts of bacteria. For a person with a healthy immune system, these bacteria pose no threat.
However, a few common sense tips might keep any unnecessary germs from affecting the toothbrushes of Anchorage, Wasilla, and Eagle River dental patients.
- First, be sure to store your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the toilet lid before flushing. Each flush of the toilet releases a spray of bacteria into the air, so it’s best to just eliminate the spray.
- Next, since bacteria like a moist environment, store your toothbrush upright and without a travel case so that it can dry completely between uses.
Our team recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months, or after a cold or the flu. Brushing and flossing are the key to good oral health, and doing both each day will keep dental patients’ risk for gum disease, cavities, and bad breath low.
Keep your smile bright by visiting Alaska Premier Dental Group regularly and practicing proper oral hygiene.
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