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It’s no secret that there are germs everywhere, but what you may not know is that some patients transfer more germs to their smiles than would normally occur. Germs can be easily introduced into your mouth while you are eating or brushing your teeth, and it’s easier to enjoy a healthy smile if you avoid coming into contact with these extra germs. Our dentist and team can help you control the level of germs in your smile with the following dental health tips:

One step to reducing your contact with germs is to practice proper toothbrush care, such as rinsing off your toothbrush after every use to remove any bacteria or food particles, and then storing the toothbrush upright in a well-ventilated area so that it can properly dry without touching more germs. We encourage you to prevent cross-contamination by not sharing your toothbrush with other people. Finally, remember to purchase a new toothbrush every three or four months no matter how hygienic you keep it.

Keep in mind that the germiest part of your body is your hands, which can transfer germs to your smile during brushing and flossing, but you can prevent this by washing your hands before you touch your teeth. This is especially useful before flossing, during which your fingers frequently brush against your teeth.

To learn proper tactics to control bacteria levels in your smile in Granite Bay, California, schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable dentiste, Dr. Keven R. Mills, by calling Keven R. Mills, DDS at 916-791-7227 today.