Toothbrush Etiquette: Things To Remember

Are you a little shocked by the idea of toothbrush etiquette? If you’re worried we’re about to offer up a lesson regarding how to hold your toothbrush and act in a genteel manner while you brush, think again! Our dental hygiene tips for today are strictly about keeping your smile safe and making choices that, though they appear to be good manners, are actually beneficial for your teeth, gums, and overall health! Starting to feel a bit more interested? Consider a couple details to remember.

Don’t “Borrow” One

Did you leave your toothbrush somewhere? Did it fall behind the toilet? Is it old but you don’t have a replacement just yet? Even though you may be pretty certain that if you were to use your spouse’s brush that you’ve been eyeing that he’d never realize it, we suggest against it. In addition to the germs you might ingest that can get you sick, you’ll be introducing some bacteria into your oral environment that you really don’t want. Protect your oral health by using only your own dental hygiene products (specifically, your own toothbrush).

Floating Particles

You might not want to hear it but did you know that every time you flush the toilet with the lid in the open position, there are particles that become airborne? It’s true. As a result, if your brush is out in the open and it’s near your toilet, you just might end up with some unexpected germs on your toothbrush bristles. The solution? Protect this dental hygiene tool by closing the lid!

Protect Your Dental Hygiene With Helpful Tips

We are full of tips for every aspect of your oral health care. All it takes it bringing up a topic you’re curious about and we’ll offer up the answers! Schedule a visit with your dentist in Austin, TX by contacting Austin General Dentistry today at 512-346-5540.