With an overwhelming bout of various colds and flus going around, it is imperative to maintain your oral health so that you can both prevent the illnesses, as well as recover from them quickly.
After recovering from your cold, one of the most important steps you can take to avoid becoming re-infected is replacing your toothbrush. Or – at the very least – soaking it in a strong mouthwash that contains alcohol in order to kill the bacteria.
Germs can linger on the bristles of your toothbrush, and you risk prolonging your sickness by continuing to use the same oral care products. Stay healthy by keeping a spare brush about just in case.
Aside from the “seasons of germs”, it’s wise to protect your toothbrush from bacteria all year long. As such, consider these tips:
– Wash your hands before and after brushing your teeth
– Allow you toothbrush to air dry after each use, as harmful bacteria die after being exposed to oxygen
– Store your toothbrush in an upright position to allow water to drain and dry faster
– Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months as having a set of braces on your teeth adds to the wear and tear of your toothbrush
As your [link url=http://www.myorthodontists.ca/index.php]Surrey orthodontist[/link] specialists, MadukeBulat aims to keep you healthy throughout your treatment, and we hope to prevent any illness wherever possible. These simple tips might keep you healthy, season after season, even after your orthodontic treatment is complete.
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