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Would you be surprised to hear that you should brush and floss your teeth every day? Have you heard that you should schedule regular appointments with our dentist? If you do these things, do you ever wonder if there’s anything else you could do to keep your teeth strong? In reality, several common habits might actually cause a number of issues. For instance, did you know that sharing your toothbrush could actually lead to serious issues?

If you borrow someone’s toothbrush, you could be introducing bad bacteria into your mouth. Sadly, people have a variety of germs and bacteria in their mouth. This means different toothbrushes will harbor different germs and bacteria. Similarly, gums can bleed when they’re cleaned. This could also lead to serious problems, such as blood-borne illnesses. These diseases include herpes and hepatitis.

Luckily, there are several things you might want to do to keep your teeth clean if you find yourself somewhere without a toothbrush. Naturally, if you’re worried about your breath, a mint or mouthwash could help. Eating an apple or drinking peppermint tea can also improve your breath.

To hear more about sharing a toothbrush in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, or are hoping to set up an appointment with Dr. Robert A. Bell, please don’t hesitate to contact Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C. by calling 502-908-9434. We’re eager to receive your call.