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If you take good care of your toothbrush, then there is a good chance you’ll achieve your smile and oral health goals. This is because oral hygiene is vital, and if you have the proper tools to clean your teeth and gums, you’ll be on the right track toward the strong and successful smile and oral health you deserve.

So, to help you keep your toothbrush clean and pristine in Pell City, Alabama, our Pell City Dental Center PC dental team encourages you to do the following things:

No. 1: Clean your hands

Unfortunately, your hands usually have high amounts of germs on them. This is why it’s important to wash your hands before you reach for your toothbrush. If you do so, the germs from your hands won’t transfer onto your toothbrush.

No. 2: Give your brush space

Try to give your toothbrush the space it needs by keeping it away from other toothbrushes. This is important because if your toothbrush bristles touch another toothbrush’s bristles, then the germs from one brush can move on over to the other.

No. 3: Let your brush dry

Make sure your toothbrush bristles are dry before you use the brush again. Also, if you have a toothbrush cover, make sure the bristles are dry before you put it on. This is because the moist environment can promote bacteria growth.

No. 4: Don’t share

Keep your toothbrush to yourself. Please don’t share it with other people—not even your family members. Sharing a toothbrush can easily transfer germs from one person to the other and it can even promote tooth decay.

To learn more about how to take good care of your toothbrush or just about oral hygiene in general, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call. If you call 205-884-2370 at your earliest convenience, Dr. Scott Barnett and our dental team will be happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!