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If you’re sick, no matter if it’s the cold or stomach flu, there are things you need to do when you use your toothbrush. That way you can take good care of your toothbrush and smile. So, when you’re sick, our dentist, Dr. Keven R. Mills, strongly recommends doing the following things:

-Wash your hands before you brush your teeth.

-Rinse your toothbrush with warm water after you’re done brushing.

-Sit your toothbrush upright and allow it to air dry.

-Don’t cover your toothbrush with a toothbrush cover until the bristles are completely dry.

-Don’t share your toothbrush with anyone, not even family members.

-Use a different tube of toothpaste than everyone else in your family.

-Don’t place your toothbrush in a toothbrush holder if your family members’ toothbrushes are in it.

-Throw your toothbrush away and buy a new one after you have recovered from your sickness.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about what to do with your toothbrush when you’re sick, please contact our dental team in Granite Bay, California. All you need to do is reach out to Keven R. Mills, DDS at 916-791-7227 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!