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Have you heard that brushing and flossing might help you prevent issues like gum disease? You see, while brushing and flossing will help, did you know that other issues might cause gum disease. For instance, did you know that sharing your toothbrush might actually lead to a number of serious problems, including gum disease? Sadly, sharing your toothbrush might actually cause a number of issues.

Borrowing a toothbrush can expose your mouth to the bacteria that cause gum disease. You see, your toothbrush might harbor bacteria and germs, especially if its bristles are frayed. For this reason, we suggest replacing your toothbrush once every few months.
Your toothbrush could also harbor blood since some gums bleed when they’re cleaned. As you might already know, this might actually leave you more susceptible to several serious issues, including blood-borne diseases such as herpes and hepatitis.

Finally, if go somewhere and don’t have your brush, there are a few things you might be able to do instead of borrowing a toothbrush. In fact, we recommend cleaning your teeth with your finger before you borrow a brush. If you’d like to learn more about dealing with bad breath, you could use a mint or mouthwash. Eating an apple may also improve your breath.

If you’d like to learn more about sharing your toothbrush in Jupiter, Florida, we invite you to contact Gloria Barredo, DMD by calling 561-741-8008. Our dentist, Dr. Gloria Barredo, and our team will gladly examine your teeth and address any worries you have. We’re excited to hear from you soon.