Yes, an essential part of a regimen for good oral health is home care, but did you know….? There are some surprising statistics and little known facts about the way you care for your teeth that you may find both interesting and helpful in achieving your goal.
Brushing is important but how you go about it can make all the difference. It has been determined that most people spend less that one minute out of their day brushing their teeth even though dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day for two minutes at a time.
Some people think that covering the bristles of their toothbrush is the best way to keep it clean. The truth is that bacteria thrive in a dark moist environment which you would be providing by putting a cap over your toothbrush. Better to let your brush air dry in an upright position. Sharing a toothbrush holder with someone else means risking sharing their germs as well.
Most people keep their toothbrush in the bathroom near the sink for convenience sake. That’s fine, but remember that little saying “don’t brush where you flush.” The rule of thumb is that you should store your toothbrush at least six feet away from the toilet, and put the lid down before you brush to avoid contamination from the spray.
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